A well-functioning gastrointestinal (GI) tract helps your body absorb the necessary nutrients your body needs to keep your body working as it should. Various interconnected organs depend upon one another, and a malfunction in one can interrupt the entire process and cause complications throughout. A gastroenterologist is a specialist in treating conditions related to the GI tract and they can be your biggest ally in diagnosing these early and treating them. To learn about all the benefits that they can provide look no further than your local Flemington and Hillsborough, NJ, gastroenterologist Dr. Anubha Sinha of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists.
Abdominal pain is not always a cause for concern unless it is severe or recurring. Your doctor can help you identify the source of discomfort.
Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause a lot of the symptoms that we associate with common stomachaches, but the difference is that it is a chronic condition that requires long-term treatment, which your doctor can provide, via medication and dietary guidance.
Similarly, heartburn can be something that many of us will experience from time to time. But when it becomes chronic then your GI doctor is the best person to turn to. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more severe form of typical acid reflux and can bring on complications if it is not treated, or mistreated, as can happen when sufferers attempt to do so with over the counter heartburn treatments.
Whether it is constipation or diarrhea, or blood in your stool, each could signal several conditions that require treatment from your Flemington and Hillsborough, NJ, gastroenterologist. The source of the problem could be as simple as diet to circumstances that may require surgical intervention.
The common theme is to be wary of chronic or severe conditions, but identifying these on your own can be difficult. It's why regular checkups are so very important, and they become much more so after the age of 50. Your doctor can screen you for several GI conditions before symptoms even present themselves.
Make an appointment today with Dr. Sinha of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists in Flemington and Hillsborough, NJ, by dialing (908) 788-8200.