Tips for Reducing Acid Reflux Symptoms

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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?

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So, what exactly 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 […]

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What You Should Know About a Colonoscopy

A colon cancer screening can 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 […]

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What Are Pancreatic Enzymes?

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 pancreas enzymes here. Different Pancreatic Enzymes & Their Purpose Each pancreatic enzyme serves a specific purpose, as detailed below. Lipase: Pairs with […]

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Tips For Managing Your Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 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 […]

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Can Pancreatitis Cause Shoulder Pain?

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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. What is Acute Pancreatitis? Acute pancreatitis […]

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The Low FODMAP Diet For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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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 Exactly is the FODMAP Diet? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides, And Polyols. The dietary approach was developed in […]

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween at Charleston GI

Happy Halloween at Charleston GI! We celebrated the spookiest of seasons here at Charleston GI! Check out our awesome halloween costumes. Happy Halloween at Charleston GI! We hope you had a fun and safe Lowcountry!   Have Fun & Be Safe Lowcountry! Join the fun! Come visit us and our exciting medical team at any […]

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

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Colon Cancer Screenings 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 […]

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Covid Notice

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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