Our Gastroenterology Blog
By Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Disease
August 23, 2017
Category: GI Issues
Tags: Hemorrhoids  

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen, which can cause pain, itching and discomfort. TheHemorrhoids experienced doctors at Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Disease are your gastroenterologists for the treatment of hemorrhoids in Bronx, NY.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

There are some conditions or situations that are associated with an increased risk of developing hemorrhoids. Straining during bowel movements can result in swollen veins around the anus or lower rectum. Chronic constipation, sitting for an extended length of time also increases the likelihood of developing hemorrhoids. During pregnancy, women are more susceptible to developing hemorrhoids.

Treatments for Hemorrhoids

There are several treatments for hemorrhoids. Although, they do sometimes resolve themselves on their own when left untreated. However, treating hemorrhoids is best to prevent them from getting worse. Additionally, many treatments can alleviate the itching, pain and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids. One treatment option is to undergo a medical procedure, such as rubber band ligation, to reduce the size of hemorrhoids. Another option is to have them completely removed. Such procedures are performed in the office by a gastroenterologist.

Aside from undergoing medical procedures, there are several hemorrhoid treatments that can be administered at home. Increasing your fiber intake can help by softening stools so there is less irritation during bowel movements. Soaking in a warm bath or applying a cold compress can alleviate discomfort by reducing swelling. Speak to your Bronx gastroenterologist about the hemorrhoid treatment options that are right for you.

For treatment of hemorrhoids in the Bronx area, schedule an appointment at Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Disease. Call (718) 543-3636 for the office on Riverdale Ave or (718) 548-7900 for the office on Broadway.

By Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Disease
June 20, 2017
Tags: Hepatitis  

Hepatitis is a medical condition that causes liver inflammation in patients. It is often acquired or caused by drug use, certain medications, hepatitisherbal toxins,  alcohol or other health issues. A virus is often responsible for it. There are three common types of viral hepatitis including A, B & C. Hepatitis in Bronx, NY, can be examined by the professionals at Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases.

More about Types of Hepatitis

Hepatitis A is the most contagious and can be spread from person to person. This form causes a mild infection and many individuals don’t even know they have it. It oftentimes goes away on its own without causing long-term organ damage to the liver itself but is usually contracted through food or water.

Next, Hepatitis B causes milder symptoms for a short period of time before it resolves itself. The infection can become chronic and lead to liver failure or even cancer. This form of hepatitis is spread through unprotected sex and contact with bodily fluids or blood. This type of hepatitis in Bronx should be treated immediately.

Hepatitis C generally is a virus that stays with a patient for the rest of their life. It can cause liver failure and cancer, just like B can. It is transmitted through blood such as through sharing needles.

While symptoms don’t always appear right away, some of the most common Hepatitis symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
  • Low-grade fever

Sometimes years can pass before a patient experiences symptoms leading to their diagnosis.

In terms of treatment, hepatitis A almost always goes away on its own, however, both B and C require monitoring and treatment. This makes these types of hepatitis important to be treated by our professionals at Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases. To schedule an important appointment with our team, call our Bronx, NY, office today.

By Riverdale Gastroenterology & Liver Disease
April 10, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Welcome to the Blog of RGLD Main Office

RGLD Main Office would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about gastroenterology and our practice.

At RGLD Main Office we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding the health of their digestive system.  Our blog was designed to provide you with the latest gastroenterology developments and valuable health advice from our dedicated team. 

RGLD Main Office hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper digestive health care and treatments.

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