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What Are the Symptoms of Diverticulitis?

Are you suffering from diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is when pouches called diverticula that are found along the intestine walls are inflamed or infected. Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker of Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants in Read More

Do You Have Acid Reflux?

Do certain foods cause a burning feeling in your chest? It could be acid reflux! At the start of your stomach is a valve, known as the lower esophageal sphincter. Once Read More

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

This diagnostic and screening procedure is important for your gastrointestinal health. Maybe you’ve never had a colonoscopy before but chances are good that you’ve heard about it. After all, everyone will Read More

What is an Upper Endoscopy?

What your gastroenterologist in Houston wants you to know Upper endoscopy is a valuable screening and diagnostic procedure to evaluate your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, which is part of the small Read More

What is Diverticulitis?

Are you experiencing unexplained stomach cramping, bloated stomach, constipation, and passing gas too often? You could be dealing with a common digestive disease called diverticulitis. According to the American Society Read More

What Are Polyps?

Polyps are small clusters of cells that tend to grow in places like the uterine lining, the nasal cavity, and the colon. Although polyps are often benign (non-cancerous), some types Read More

FAQs About a Colonoscopy

What's the third biggest cause of cancer deaths in the United States? The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy says it's colon cancer, and if you're over 50, you should be Read More

Managing Your Acid Reflux

Making a few simple changes can help you reduce painful and uncomfortable acid reflux symptoms. Our Houston, TX, gastroenterologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker of Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants, offers a few Read More

Should I Worry About Minor Rectal Bleeding?

Are you concerned about rectal bleeding? Although bleeding may be a sign of cancer, minor rectal bleeding is usually caused by less serious conditions. Our Houston, TX, gastroenterologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy Read More

What is Diverticulosis?

Could you have diverticulosis? Our Houston, TX, gastroenterologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker of Houston Digestive Disease Consultants, shares some information about the condition. What is diverticulosis? Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches form in Read More

FAQ to a Gastroenterologist

What your gastroenterologist in Houston wants you to know Gastroenterology is a complex medical specialty dealing with diseases and conditions of the stomach and digestive system. Gastroenterologists, also called stomach doctors, Read More

Why Is A Colonoscopy Recommended?

Colorectal cancer is highly preventative and can be detected through tests even before symptoms arise. Your gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker from Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants, can examine Read More

Signs You Could Have Colon Polyps

Rectal bleeding can be rather unnerving. Find out if colon polyps could be to blame. If you have colon polyps you may not even know it. Sometimes the only way people Read More

Common Causes of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a digestive disease that affects approximately 7 million people in the United States. Caused by stomach acid that backs up into the esophagus, it has roots in Read More

Hemorrhoids and Your Health

Hemorrhoids are a big pain in the butt, literally. They are particularly frustrating to manage because they're located in a place that you use very often. If you have recurring Read More

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the Blog of Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a gastroenterologist in the Houston area, we're excited you are here. With the Read More

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