James T. Sing, DO
Location and Office HoursScott & White Temple Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st
Temple, TX 76508
- Scott & White Health Plan
- Providence Memorial Hospital
- Scott & White Memorial Hospital
How can autoimmune diseases affect the digestive system?
Ashley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredAlthough autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis) are not technically "digestive disorders", we must mention them because not only are they prevalent among millions of women today, but they are conditions that can indeed cramp a digestive style. Anyone who suffers from an autoimmune disorder has a system that, for whatever reason, is attacking itself. Such a hostile environment does not bode well for the digestive tract that aims to achieve nutrient and energy balance. It's common for people with an autoimmune disease to simultaneously suffer from food intolerances and digestive disorders that require unique attention to diet.
What is aerophagia?
Robynne Chutkan, MD, Gastroenterology, answered
Aerophagia refers to air swallowing, which is one of the most common causes of bloating. In this video, integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, explains some of the activities that could cause you to swallow air, rather than breathe it.
What are the symptoms of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Gastrointestinal tract birth defects symptoms generally revolve around the digestive system. Cramping, vomiting, and abdominal swelling can be common. There may also be difficulties swallowing. In addition, bowel movement problems may occur.
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