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Why Did My Doctor Recommend Breath Testing?

Why Did My Doctor Recommend Breath Testing?

Has your doctor recommended breath testing in order to get to the root of your digestive symptoms?  Before we dive ...
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Is it IBS or Something Else? 4 Conditions That Could Be Misdiagnosed as IBS

Is it IBS or Something Else? 4 Conditions That Could Be Misdiagnosed as IBS

If you have gastrointestinal symptoms, your doctor likely tested you for a variety of digestive conditions. After all the blood ...
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and COVID-19 Risk: What You Need to Know

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and COVID-19 Risk: What You Need to Know

On July 7th, 2020, The American Journal of Gastroenterology released the following study examining the relationship between use of PPIs ...
Duke University Researchers Seek "Stool Selfies" for Science: Smart Toilet in Works to Automatically ID Bowel Movements

Duke University Researchers Seek “Stool Selfies” for Science: Smart Toilet in Works to Automatically ID Bowel Movements

Duke University researchers are seeking to collect 10,000 "stool selfies"for a scientific study in order to develop a "smart toilet" ...
Menopause and IBD: What a Gastroenterologist Wants You to Know

Menopause and IBD: What a Gastroenterologist Wants You to Know

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t easy. You are likely putting a lot of effort into getting into or ...

Mind

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

If you have inflammatory bowel disease, most of your treatment has likely been focused on caring for your body. But ...
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IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

Sara N. Horst, M.D., M.P.H, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provided the following insight for IBD patients and their caregivers. Dr ...
How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

Instead of letting your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diet control your life and potentially ruin your relationship with food, follow ...
5 Ways to Manage Stress Through Journaling

5 Ways to Manage Stress Through Journaling

When you have a digestive condition, managing stress can be a key part of your treatment plan. While we know ...
Does Stress Cause IBS?

Does Stress Cause IBS?

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been told that if they could just stop worrying, their IBS would ...

Nutrition

Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Feeling thirsty? If you aren’t now, you may be by the end of this article. Read on to learn all ...
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Why Your Low FODMAP Diet Isn't Working

Why Your Low FODMAP Diet Isn’t Working

The low FODMAP diet is a temporary elimination diet that can help those with IBS control their symptoms. While the ...
Dear GI Doctors, Please Send Your Patients to a Registered Dietitian

Dear GI Doctors, Please Send Your Patients to a Registered Dietitian

As a registered dietitian (RD), I love working with gastroenterologists to help our patients find relief from their digestive symptoms ...
4 Things to Do If Your Child Has Celiac Disease

4 Things to Do If Your Child Has Celiac Disease

If your child has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to ...
Nutrition for Gastroparesis

Nutrition for Gastroparesis

If you have gastroparesis, working with your healthcare team to help manage symptoms is essential. While medical treatment is usually ...

Lifestyle

Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), you are likely willing ...
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Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Feeling thirsty? If you aren’t now, you may be by the end of this article. Read on to learn all ...
How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

Does talking about sexual health make you uncomfortable? For many women, discussions about sexual health start and end with 8th ...
3 Tips to Help You Balance Work and IBD

3 Tips to Help You Balance Work and IBD

Do you dread going to work because of your IBD? Maybe you are sick of making up excuses for missing ...
Colorectal Cancer: Get the Facts

Colorectal Cancer: Get the Facts

Colorectal cancer is the number two cancer killer and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States  But ...

Caregiving

6 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with a Feeding Tube

6 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with a Feeding Tube

Providing care for a child or other loved one with a serious health condition is no easy task and adding ...
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Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Gastro Girl is committed to empowering patients and their caregivers with news  and information from trusted, credible sources. Please see ...
6 Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

6 Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver to someone with a digestive condition, the mental and emotional strain can be a heavy ...
4 Ways to Support Someone Living with IBD

4 Ways to Support Someone Living with IBD

Having a friend, family, member or significant other with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can make you feel helpless. You want ...
4 Things to Do If Your Child Has Celiac Disease

4 Things to Do If Your Child Has Celiac Disease

If your child has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to ...

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