Franklin N. Campagna, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursGeneral Physicians
Buffalo, NY 14209
- BC/BS of Western NY
What is gluten intolerance?
American Diabetes Association answeredThere are many people who are said to have a gluten intolerance. When these people eat foods that contain gluten, they experience uncomfortable symptoms. However, they test negative for celiac disease and actual damage to their small intestine does not occur. More research about gluten intolerance is needed, but avoiding foods with gluten should help to relieve these symptoms.
What is fatty liver disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is the first of three stages in alcoholic liver disease. It is characterized by a fatty liver, called steatosis, which becomes enlarged due to accumulation of triglyceride fat. FLD is a condition present in about 90 percent of alcohol abusers and is more common in men, though women are more susceptible. Factors increasing chances of developing FLD include a high alcohol intake over a sustained period of time, as well as a lack of alcohol-eliminating enzymes, nutritional deficiency, especially in protein, and iron build-up in the liver.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
What is cardiovascular disease (CVD)?
Piedmont Heart Institute answeredCardiovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the heart and contribute to changes in the blood vessels. Changes in the blood vessels usually mean that they become narrow or get blocked by plaques. These changes in the blood vessels contribute to heart attack, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. People often refer to cardiovascular disease as heart disease, although heart disease encompasses a large number of conditions from birth defects to arrhythmias to chest pain.
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