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Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Midtown, NY

The Basics of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

It wasn’t until the 1990’s that doctors discovered that they were misdiagnosing a lot of patients with GERD when they actually had a chronic autoimmune system disease called eosinophils. Eosinophils occurs when white blood cells build up in a patient’s esophagus which causes inflammation and swallowing problems. But what else is there to know about […]

When Seasonal Allergies Take A Turn For The Worse

Most people get excited when the seasons change, spring arrives, weather becomes more pleasant, and they can spend more time outside. However, there is a growing group of people who might not rejoice at the change of season due to a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. This condition of the gastrointestinal tract has very similar symptoms […]

Why Diarrhea Can Actually Be A Good Thing

We all know—and dread—the signs of impending diarrhea. Abdominal cramps or pain, the urgent need to get to the restroom, bloating, loose watery stool, and nausea can all be signs that you are experiencing this very common GI condition. While experiencing diarrhea may seem like just a painful inconvenience, it turns out that it actually provides […]

Heavy Consequences

Childhood obesity is often cited as a leading problem in America, and with nearly 1 in 3 children being overweight or obese, it’s easy to see why. Overweight children are at a higher risk for developing serious illnesses, including diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. And now there is yet another reason to address childhood obesity […]

A Nutty Help for Colon Cancer Recurrence

Tree nuts reducing the risk of colon cancer recurrence sounds … well … nuts! But a study by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute has found just that. In a group of 826 patients with stage III colon cancer, the study showed that the patients who consumed 2 ounces of tree nuts each week decreased their […]


IBS And IBD – What’s The Difference?

You hear a lot of talk about both Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Some might assume they’re the same thing, since their names and symptoms are so similar, but they are very different conditions. If you are affected by chronic or regular GI discomfort, it is important to visit Concorde Gastroenterology […]

Don’t Underestimate an Angry Gallbladder

The gallbladder is such a small organ, you’d probably never notice it…until it starts causing you problems. Gallbladder Disease Gallbladder disease refers to several problems that involve the gallbladder. One of the most common problems is gallstones, which can become trapped in the cystic duct (biliary colic) or cause inflammation of the gallbladder walls (cholecystitis). […]

Gut Bacteria Is Your Friend

Don’t let the off-putting name confuse you, gut bacteria is a good thing! Gut bacteria play an important role in our health, and more benefits are being identified all the time. Benefits of Gut Bacteria Gut bacteria help make energy out of food not absorbed by the body by converting some of the sugars to […]

Remedying Constipation

Something as basic as going to the bathroom can become a painful waiting game when struggling with constipation. The good news is that in most cases there are things you can do at home to lessen the occurrence of constipation. First, it helps to understand what is happening in the body when constipation occurs. Causes […]


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