Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) continues to be among the most common conditions seen by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and primary care physicians. But, for the first time since 2013, The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), has issued new guidance for diagnosing, treating, and managing GERD. Joining us to share their key takeaways is the dynamic duo of Dr. Tauseef Ali and Dr. Pooja Singhal, leading gastroenterologists and colleagues at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma.
He explains the symptoms, various causes and treatment options for constipation, including the role of diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors. He also helps us make sense of the overwhelming amount of over-the-counter products for constipation and provides vital insight on often overlooked factors that may contribute to the cause constipation including the role of the brain-gut connection, and as pelvic floor issues in some cases. Dr. Brenner makes what many think is an embarrassing topic seem not so embarrassing and even provides tips for talking with your healthcare provider about this common GI symptom.
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