Dr. Lau provides up-to-date, state of the art care for a wide variety of gastroenterological and liver diseases.
Abdominal pain can be caused by many conditions. However, the main causes are infection, abnormal growths, inflammation, obstruction (blockage), and intestinal disorders. Infections in the throat, intestines, and blood can cause bacteria to enter your digestive tract, resulting in abdominal pain.
Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
Colon cancer screening can be an important part of routine health care. If you're not sure which colon cancer screening test is best for you, ask yourself these questions.
Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the United States, affecting around 2.5 million people . It's defined as having hard, dry bowel movements, or going fewer than three times a week.
Acid reflux is a common condition that features a burning pain, known as heartburn, in the lower chest area. It happens when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is diagnosed when acid reflux occurs more than twice a week.
Usually diarrhea happens because of a virus that gets into your gut. Some people call it intestinal flu or stomach flu.If you have watery stools more than three times a day and you're not drinking enough fluids, you could become dehydrated. That could be a serious problem if not treated.