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Questions to Ask Your Gastroenterologist

When you are having digestive issues, you need a specialist called a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kamran Ayub at Southwest Gastroenterology offers comprehensive gastrointestinal services. He has two convenient office locations in New Lenox, and Oak Lawn, IL. He proudly serves residents of New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Joliet, Frankfort, and Orland Park, IL.

How a Gastroenterologist Can Help You

When you see a gastroenterologist, you should learn as much as you can by asking questions. These are some excellent questions to ask your gastroenterologist:

What are the procedures and treatments you offer?

A gastroenterologist should offer common GI procedures including endoscopy and colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and other diagnostic tests.

What are the conditions you treat?

A gastroenterologist should treat all conditions involving the GI system, which include but are not limited to:

● Acid reflux and GERD

● Hemorrhoids

● Stomach ulcers

● Crohn’s disease

● Ulcerative colitis

● Intestinal and colon polyps

● Diverticulitis and diverticulosis

● Esophageal and stomach cancer

● Colon and rectal cancer

How can I help my GI system function well?

Your gastroenterologist can recommend dietary and lifestyle modifications to help keep your GI system healthy and functioning well. Some of these modifications include:

● Eating smaller meals

● Avoid eating meals right before bedtime

● Avoid foods high in fat and low in nutrient quality

● Eat whole grains and foods with a high fiber content

● Drink lots of water to stay hydrated

● Practice stress management techniques

● Don’t smoke and limit alcohol consumption

● Stay active with regular exercise

If you have a specific GI condition, you should ask your gastroenterologist questions about the condition, such as:

● How many people do you treat with my condition?

● What treatments are available to treat my condition?

● Which treatments do you recommend and why?

● What results can I expect from treatment?

● Are there any side effects associated with treatment?

Want to Know More?

To find out more great questions to ask your gastroenterologist and how your gastroenterologist can help you, call Dr. Kamran Ayub at Southwest Gastroenterology, proudly serving residents of New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Joliet, Frankfort, and Orland Park, IL You can reach him in both the New Lenox, and Oak Lawn, IL, locations by calling (779) 803-3756, so call today.

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