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"How to Solve Your Digestive Problems" - Janet Lee

  • Consumer Report Online
  • New York, NY
  • (July 08, 2019)

 Just about everyone experiences digestive problems on occasion. They’re some of the most common complaints in doctors’ offices. However for more than ten million people, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn are a regular occurrence. In many cases, though, there's a way to get some relief. “There can be many causes of these problems, but often, if we can’t point to one thing, altering the diet might help,” said Robert Hirten, MD, assistant professor of medicine and gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “At this stage we aren’t able to recommend a specific diet to alter the microbiome in such a way that it directly prevents or helps a specific disease, but the food you eat can impact the inflammatory bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.” 

— Robert P. Hirten, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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