Dr. William Salt

  • Gastroenterology
  • , Internal Medicine
  • Westerville, OH

Dr. Salt's Activity

  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the benefits of strength training?

    Without engaging in resistance training, most adults lose muscle and gain fat as they age. Between the ages of 20 and 50, the average person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year and replaces it with up to 1 1/2 pounds of fat. So, she or he loses 15 pounds of muscle and adds as much as 45 pounds of...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the health benefits of turmeric?

    Turmeric is the yellow spice in American mustard and Indian curries. Curcumin is one of turmeric’s components. It has powerful antioxidant properties and may protect against the development of Alzheimer’s   disease, which is associated with brain inflammation. It also has broad anti-inflammatory...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What is a whole grain food?

    By definition, a whole-grain food has at least 51% whole grain by weight. However, most Americans do not understand what whole-grain foods are. Unlike refined grains, whole-grains have considerably more fiber and are rich in nutrients, antioxidants and cancer preventive substances. A whole...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What is stress?

    Emeran A. Mayer, a gastroenterologist and Director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Mind Body Collaborative Research Center, says that "Stress, defined as acute threats to the homeostasis of an organism, be they real (physical) or perceived (psychological), and whether...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the benefits of mindful eating?

    The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) says: “Our relationship to food is a central one that reflects our attitudes toward our environment and ourselves. As a practice, Mindful Eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings, and motivations, and insight into the roots of health and...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids?

    Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk and symptoms of a variety of disorders. Omega-3 fatty acids can lower triglyceride levels. If your triglycerides are elevated, there is increasing scientific evidence that fish oil and statin drugs are synergistic in their effects on lowering them. Omega-3 fatty acids increase...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    How does irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) differ from IBD?

    In irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammation and other abnormalities in the digestive tract are not present - or at least do not show up on medical tests. However, inflammation is found in several important disorders called inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The two types of IBD are ul...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the benefits of journaling?

    Journaling is the act of expressing your deepest thoughts and feelings by putting words to your inner life and then putting these words on paper. Journaling is a mental, emotional and spiritual exercise that helps you build strong "emotional muscles" to deal with life's difficulties and ...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What causes fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is one of many functional symptom syndromes, composed of medically unexplained symptoms, which are “caused” by dysfunction involving the mind/brain—body connection.

    To explain the unexplainable and cause, look at the terms used here and then “see the big picture.”

    LOOK AT TERMS

    Functional

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  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What causes interstitial cystitis?

    Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is one of many functional symptom syndromes, composed of medically unexplained symptoms, which are “caused” by dysfunction involving the mind/brain—body connection.

    To explain the unexplainable and cause, look at the terms used here and then “see the big

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  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What is diverticulosis?

    Diverticulosis is a condition of the colon in which small pouches develop.

    About one of every three Americans will develop small pouches (diverticula) of the colon (diverticulosis) by age 60, and two of every three will have diverticulosis by age 85. Most people with diverticulosis don't have any

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  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    How is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosed?

    The diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is based upon:

    1. The identification of certain symptoms (positive symptom diagnosis)
    2. Determination of the predominant symptom pattern (alternating diarrhea and constipation, mostly diarrhea or mostly constipation)
    3.  The absence of "red flags" that...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    Is excessive belching a side effect of gall bladder removal?

    Belching, or burping air from the mouth is not a potential direct side effect of gall bladder surgery but could be indirectly related.

    Belching is caused by swallowing air, most commonly subconsciously. In other words, the person isn't aware of doing so. Some belching is common and normal, particularly

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  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What is caffeine?

    Caffeine is a strong stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks and many over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. It affects the brain, heart and gastrointestinal (GI) system. Caffeine enhances the pain-relieving effects of aspirin or acetaminophen and for this reason...Read More
  • Dr. William B. Salt, MD - Westerville, OH - Gastroenterology

    What are the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables?

    It turns out that our mothers were right when they said, "Eat your fruits and vegetables." Evidence is mounting that the phytochemicals supplied by fruits and vegetables provide a natural protection from cancer, degenerative diseases and environmental toxicity. For example, cruciferous ...Read More