Dr. Lee Austin, MD

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  • Lee Austin, MD - Sioux Falls, SD - Gastroenterology

    Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is preventable by modifying several lifestyle factors. Start by eating several small meals per day which will reduce the pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (compared to eating large meals which puts pressure on the sphincter

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  • Lee Austin, MD - Sioux Falls, SD - Gastroenterology

    Sugar is made up of glucose and fructose and both are metabolized in the liver. When too much sugar is consumed, the liver converts it to a lipid; overproduction of the lipid causes the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) to shut down. SHBG regulates the hormones testosterone and estrogen available

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  • Lee Austin, MD - Sioux Falls, SD - Gastroenterology

    Gas in the intestinal tract is typically caused by swallowing too much air or it can be caused by the breakdown of certain foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and beans. Some patients can experience abdominal gas bloat syndrome after they undergo surgery to correct GERD, where a one way valve is placed

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  • Lee Austin, MD - Sioux Falls, SD - Gastroenterology

    Gallstones that don't cause symptoms usually don't need treatment. Symptoms of gallstones include sudden, intensifying right upper quadrant abdominal pain, back pain between shoulder blades, and pain in the right shoulder. Treatment options include gallbladder removal, also known as a cholecystectomy,

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  • Lee Austin, MD - Sioux Falls, SD - Gastroenterology

    Esophageal reflux can cause throat spasms which can feel like an intense, chest filling pain, that some people may belive to be a heart attack. Spasms can occur when eating or drinking, or even when lying down after a meal. Usually they occur without warning. Spasms are uncontrolled contr

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