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How Do I Know If My Abdominal Pain Is Serious? Nov 3rd, 2022

Stomachaches aren’t uncommon. Most everyone has experienced mild abdominal pain on occasion for various reasons. But how do you know if your issue is a serious concern? Dr. Ewelukwa is our expert board-certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, PLLC. If you suffer from any kind of abdominal pain, he...

3 Serious Signs of Constipation That Demand Care Oct 1st, 2022

Most people have a normal bowel movement anywhere from three times a day to three times a week. However, frequent constipation is a common problem that affects about 4 million Americans.  If you suffer from constipation, you need to know when it should be addressed. If it goes ignored, it could...

Here’s What You Should Know Before Your Colonoscopy Sep 1st, 2022

A colonoscopy is an excellent diagnostic technique we use to evaluate the health of your colon and to identify any issues that might need to be addressed. We understand that this painless procedure may seem a bit daunting when you don’t know how to prepare or what to expect, but...

Are Laxatives Safe to Use Regularly? Aug 1st, 2022

If you’re constipated, one of the easiest things to do is pick up an over-the-counter laxative and take it as prescribed on the box. But, hold on! You may be creating an even bigger problem. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, we have the expertise to give you guidance on how to...

What Your Yellow Eyes May Be Telling You Jul 1st, 2022

If you notice that the whites of your eyes have shifted to a yellowish color, your body is telling you something. The yellowing of your eyes means you have a condition called jaundice, which isn’t a disease. However, this noticeable change is typically a sign that your bile ducts, gallbladder,...

My Spouse Belches Too Much Jun 1st, 2022

Belching can be a common problem. It can also be a funny one until it gets annoying. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, we have the expertise to address this topic, especially if it’s causing issues for you physically — and, oddly enough, relationally. Yes, the spouse that comfortably lets out a...

8 Conditions That Cause Bloody Stool May 1st, 2022

If you have blood in your stool, this could be a troubling sign that something isn’t right, or it could mean nothing at all.  If you notice blood in the toilet after you have a bowel movement or even after straining, you should reach out to our team at Imperial...

Do I Need Treatment for My Hemorrhoids? Apr 1st, 2022

You might feel embarrassed talking about hemorrhoids, but you shouldn’t. They’re a common problem, affecting about 1 in 20 men and women and about half of all adults older than 50. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, the topic of hemorrhoids is one we address often. Board-certified Oforbuike Ewelukwa, MD, MSc, and our team understand the discomfort...

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Cancer Mar 1st, 2022

If you could take a magic pill to keep cancer away, would you do it? Although that type of pill doesn’t exist, you can make some simple changes to promote a cancer-free life. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, we offer preventive care in addition to colonoscopies to rule out cancer...

What to Do About Chronic Constipation Feb 10th, 2022

Chronic constipation affects about 15-20% of people in the United States. This long-term condition causes you to have infrequent bowel movements that cause excessive straining. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, board-certified Oforbuike Ewelukwa, MD, MSc, and our team of constipation specialists have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat...

Endoscopy: What to Expect Jan 16th, 2022

If you suffer from digestive problems, an endoscopy can help our team figure out what’s going on. We can get a visual of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract to look for issues in your esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestine, colon, and rectum. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, board-certified Oforbuike Ewelukwa,...

6 Tips to Help Control Your Acid Reflux Symptoms Dec 14th, 2021

The symptoms of acid reflux can range from mild to severe. You may have tried several over-the-counter products, but you might not know that there are other ways to stop these symptoms. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, our team, led by board-certified Oforbuike Ewelukwa, MD, MSc, knows how to help...

The Dangers of Putting off That Colonoscopy Nov 23rd, 2021

Do you have anxiety at the thought of a colonoscopy? Or maybe you have concerns about the procedure or what results it might find. We’re here to put your worries to rest. At Imperial Digestive Health Specialists, board-certified Oforbuike Ewelukwa, MD, MSc, leads our team in understanding and treating gastroenterologist...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Liver Disease Oct 1st, 2021

You probably don’t think about your liver too much, but it performs important jobs for you. It removes toxins and waste from your body, helps you digest your food, and holds sugar that produces energy. You can’t live without it. Liver disease can be life-threatening, so it’s important for you...