It is important to see a Gastroenterologist or GI Doctor if you’ve experienced digestive issues such as abdominal pain or changes to your bowel habits.
You may be wondering if that is really necessary, because you may have been dealing with it for so long that you thought it was just normal.
The digestive disorders and issues that a gastroenterologist treats include:
- Unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, and blood in the stool
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
There is also a very common reason to visit a Gastroenterologist. It is the ever popular colonoscopy. These are routine examinations that begin when people reach the age of 45 and exam the health of their colon. These exams are the leading reason why colon cancer is identified. Thus, the importance of these exams can not be understated.
Contact us today if you need a routine check-up, or are experiencing different discomforts that are directly related to your GI tract.