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Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergies tend to be viewed as one issue of increased prominence and awareness, but in reality, they are not the same. This misconception is understandable for the average person who can consume gluten without issue, but for those who struggle to avoid it and carefully plan out […]
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Dr. Frank Farrell of San Francisco Gastroenterology and the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence, is a practicing gastroenterologist with two decades of experience. Dr. Farrell often reviews with patients the importance of taking care of the digestive tract before problems arise, which is why he developed The Colon Vitamin, a daily supplement intended to promote colon […]
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As there is currently no known exact cause for ulcerative colitis (UC), treatment and symptom management are essential to maintaining a high quality of life for UC patients. Unlike Crohn’s disease, which can affect any part of a person’s GI tract, ulcerative colitis, a chronic condition, only affects the colon (large intestine). Both Crohn’s disease […]
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With New Year’s resolutions abound, January is the perfect time to get organized and take control of your health for all of 2016. Perhaps you are wondering if you really need to see a gastroenterologist or whether a visit to your general practitioner (GP) will do. Maybe 2016 is the year of your 50th birthday […]
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2015 was an important year for the team at San Francisco Gastroenterology (SFGI). We worked with the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence (CCE), a division of SFGI, in order to educate our patients on the most important gastrointestinal (GI) health challenges we treat and work to prevent. We hope you’ll join us in catching up on […]
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For many, the holiday season is a time when we allow ourselves to indulge. Extra helpings of every meal, combined with rich, sugar-filled desserts, are a staple of the holiday season. The days leading up to New Years are a time of festive celebrations, and yes, plenty of overeating. It’s perfectly okay to indulge every […]