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How Can Living With Diabetes Affect Your Digestive System?

November 5, 2021

Diabetes is a systemic disease. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use it properly. Because it affects various parts of the body, diabetes can increase your risk for other health issues. These issues include heart disease, kidney disease, obesity and gastrointestinal conditions. Therefore, patients with diabetes have higher than […]

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Why You May Feel Uncomfortably Full After Eating? It Maybe Gastroparesis

November 5, 2021

There are many potential reasons why you may experience digestive discomfort and feel uncomfortably full after eating a meal. Your overeating can be the cause. There are other symptoms that can also point to more serious disorders. It may be gastroparesis. If feelings of fullness occur constantly, even after eating small portions, gastroparesis can be […]

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Do You Suffer From Lactose Intolerance?

October 15, 2021

Dairy is a common ingredient in many foods – much to the dismay of those who suffer from lactose intolerance. In fact, there is a large population of people who experience digestive issues after consuming dairy products. In fact, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, about 65% of people are “somewhat” unable to […]

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Why You May Need a Capsule Endoscopy

October 8, 2021

Digestive issues can be difficult to diagnose. A capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to determine the cause of GI issues – and help patients find much-needed relief. Here at Charleston GI, our gastroenterologists rely on capsule endoscopies to achieve the following: Find relief from chronic heartburn or acid reflux Screen for cancers […]

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What to Expect at Your Hemorrhoid Banding Procedure

October 5, 2021

Hemorrhoids are a major pain, but most patients find relief through home remedies and over-the-counter treatments. Warm baths and high fiber diets often help ease unpleasant symptoms – but if this is not the case, there is no need to suffer in silence! If you are still plagued by pain and discomfort, Charleston GI is […]

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What to Expect at Your First Gastroenterology Appointment

October 5, 2021

Charleston GI is proud to provide a higher standard of caring – every patient, every procedure. In addition to diagnosing and treating a wide range of digestive tract conditions, our specialists are committed to your comfort. We have designed our offices to put patients at ease, ensuring you feel relaxed the moment you walk through […]

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The Most Common Types of Gastrointestinal Cancers

August 5, 2021

Unexplained symptoms or discomfort often send patients to the doctor in search of relief. But at Charleston GI, we believe that routine screening tests are an important part of preventing serious, potentially life-threatening conditions. These routine screening can protect against the most common types of gastrointestinal cancers. Our trusted gastroenterologists in Charleston have detailed the […]

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Tips for Reducing Acid Reflux Symptoms

July 15, 2021

Occasional heartburn is normal for most people, but if indigestion and acid reflux symptoms become more frequent, do not suffer in silence. Charleston GI specialist offers tips for reducing acid reflux symptoms. For those experiencing heartburn a few times a week, this could be a sign of chronic acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux […]

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What Is Crohn’s Disease?

May 27, 2021

What is Crohn’s disease? Impacting about half a million Americans, Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract – including the stomach, intestines and bowel. Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although its cause remains unknown, the disease has been linked to issues with the body’s […]

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What You Should Know About a Colonoscopy

May 26, 2021

Colon cancer screenings save lives. It’s that simple. While colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women combined in the United States, it is also highly treatable when detected early. Better education and increased awareness are powerful prevention tools, which is why Charleston GI is committed to spreading the word. […]

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What Are Pancreatic Enzymes?

May 20, 2021

The pancreas secretes enzymes to aid in digestion, breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Because the pancreas plays such an important role, our specialists here at Charleston GI have provided more details about it here. Different Pancreatic Enzymes & Their Purpose Each pancreatic enzyme serves a specific purpose, as detailed below. Lipase: Pairs with bile […]

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Tips For Managing Your Inflammatory Bowel Disease

April 14, 2021

Inflammatory bowel disease affects more than 1.5 million Americans, making digestive symptoms a part of their daily life. But proper nutrition and other lifestyle changes can go a long way in managing flare-ups and ensuring painful symptoms don’t keep you sidelined. If you’re experiencing IBD symptoms, call your Charleston GI doctor today! Our experienced team […]

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Can Pancreatitis Cause Shoulder Pain?

April 6, 2021

You’ve heard it said that knowledge is power – and when it comes to your health, it’s best to heed these wise words. To help you learn more about can pancreatitis  cause shoulder pain and its symptoms, the team at Charleston GI is here to provide some helpful information. Acute pancreatitis is the inflammation of […]

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The Low FODMAP Diet For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 31, 2021

Low FODMAP diets are most commonly recommended for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). While symptoms vary widely, many who suffer from IBS have experienced relief through the reduction of high FODMAP foods. What Are FODMAP Diets? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides, And Polyols. The dietary approach was developed in 2005 by […]

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Happy Halloween!

November 11, 2020

We celebrated the spookiest of seasons here at Charleston GI! Check out our awesome costumes! We hope you had a fun and safe Halloween! […]

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COVID-19 & Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

September 16, 2020

Many GI practices nationwide were forced to close their doors during the height of the COVID-19 crisis, preventing patients from receiving the care they need. One study reported an estimated 90% decrease in colon cancer, breast and cervical cancer screenings, while another revealed a corresponding drop in cancer diagnoses. Now that states have eased restrictions […]

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Covid Notice

August 12, 2020

Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. We have been following all DHEC and CDC suggested safety measures and cleaning procedures, paying attention to every detail. We have put some new protocols in place for all appointments. Below is an outline of these important guidelines. Before Your Appointment Prior […]

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