The physicians at Northeast Digestive Health Center are board-certified gastroenterologists covering many sub-specialties. We diagnose and treat a variety of digestive conditions and related diseases. Click on any of the conditions below for more information. If you’re experiencing symptoms or have concerns about your digestive health, call us today at (704) 783-1840 or request an appointment online.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten. If you have celiac disease, gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine that, over time, can cause damaging inflammation to the intestinal lining. Read more.
Cirrhosis is a disease in which the liver becomes severely scarred, usually as a result of continuous injury. Common causes of cirrhosis include alcohol abuse and Hepatitis C. Read more.
Colon cancer occurs when cells in the colon become altered or damaged. Most often it begins as a polyp in the colon. Removing polyps before they become cancerous can prevent colon cancer. This is why regular screening is so important. Read more.
Chronic constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements or inability to pass stools that persists for several weeks or more. Constipation is generally described as fewer than three bowel movements a week. Read more.
Crohn’s disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and is a chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Although often associated together, Crohn’s is not the same as ulcerative colitis. Read more.
Diarrhea describes bowel movements that are loose and watery. It is common and often not serious. Many people will have diarrhea once or twice each year. Sometimes diarrhea can indicate IBS or other chronic digestive conditions. Read more.
Diverticula are small pouches that form in the digestive system lining. Common, especially after age 40, they usually do not cause problems. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula become inflamed or infected. Read more.
Gastritis describes a group of conditions involving inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis may occur suddenly (acute), or it can occur slowly over time (chronic). Read more.
Most people have experienced upset stomach, nausea/vomiting or changes in bowel habits. Occasional symptoms are often not a cause of concern. However, severe or persistent symptoms may indicate a serious condition. Read more.
Both acid reflux and heartburn are common conditions many people experience occasionally. When these occur at least twice a week, you may be diagnosed with GERD. Read more.
Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum often caused by strain or an increase in pressure. A common condition, about half of adults have had hemorrhoids by age 50. Fortunately, many effective treatment options are available. Read more.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that attacks the liver. Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms. In fact, many don't know they have the infection until liver damage shows up, sometimes decades later, or the virus is found in routine exams. Read more.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Though symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS, unlike inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), does not cause changes in bowel tissue. Read more.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and upper portion of your small intestine. Read more.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine and rectum. Read more.