Colon cancer is common but often preventable! UCLA gastroenterologist, Fola May, MD, PhD, discusses an overview of colon and rectal cancer, including what causes disease, risk factors, and how to prevent it. She also discusses the different ways to screen for colon and rectal cancer, including stool-based screening tests and colonoscopy.
Bloating is a common and very confusing symptom for patients and pracitioners alike. Janelle Smith, RDN and Nancee Jaffe, RDN for a discussion about the causes of bloating, as well as tips and tricks to help reduce the bloat.
Alireza Sedarat, MD, GI interventional endoscopist, provides an overview of colon polyps and how they are treated, with a focus on endoscopic removal of large colon polyps to prevent progression to colon cancer.
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, provides an overview of current science that shows the biological link between our brain and digestive systems and tips on how "to listen to your gut" and interpret the signals your body is sending you.
Is that heartburn, GERD, achalasia or something else? Alireza Sedarat, MD, interventional endoscopist, gives an overview of achalasia, a rare disporder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Learn about the symptoms, how to diagnose the condition, and managing the effects of achalasia.
Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN, registered dietitian for the UCLA Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic, discusses a gluten-free diet, including what gluten is, separating facts from fiction and who needs to be on a gluten-free diet.
Kevin Ghassemi, MD, associate director of the Center for Esophageal Disorders, discusses eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and dietary considerations. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that in adults can cause difficulty swallowing, heartburn, vomiting, or abdominal and chest pain. In children, EoE symptoms can include poor growth, weight loss, a poor appetite or even refusing to eat.