Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) Infection

Watch Dr. Chey’s presentation on Helicobacter Pylori Infection during our virtual 2022 30th Anniversary NES Event What is H. pylori? Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is a spiral shaped bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach to protect itself from the harsh acid environment. It is one of the most common infections worldwide […]

Chronic Constipation

Chronic, long-term or recurring, constipation is more challenging to treat than common simple constipation. People who are constipated may experience any one or more of the following: reduced stool frequency, hard stools, difficulty passing stools, straining, painful bowel movements, or feeling of incomplete emptying after defecation. Most of us experience constipation from time to time. […]

Abdominal Adhesions

Description and Causes What are abdominal adhesions? Abdominal adhesions are bands of tissue that form between abdominal tissues and organs. Normally, internal tissues and organs have slippery surfaces, which allow them to shift easily as the body moves. Adhesions cause tissues and organs to stick together. The intestines are part of the digestive system. Abdominal […]

Hirschsprung’s Disease

Hirschsprung’s disease, or congenital intestinal aganglionosis, is a lack of nerve cell bodies (ganglion cells) in a segment of the bowel. This interferes with the coordinated squeezing action called peristalsis, which normally moves intestinal contents forward. Symptoms of Hirschsprung’s Disease Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare condition that people are born with.  Symptoms usually begin within a […]

Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a genetic disorder that affects a person’s ability to digest certain sugars. People with this condition cannot break down the sugars sucrose and maltose, and other compounds made from simple sugar molecules (carbohydrates), which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. Sucrose (a sugar found in fruits, and also […]