How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

Last updated: Nov 24, 2014 at 6:36am
Large Intestine

A colonoscopy is an examination of the interior lining of a patients large intestine. Tissue samples can be taken during a colonoscopy; these tissue samples are known as biopsies. These procedures are taken in order to test for colon polyps, ulcers, and areas of bleeding. Clean Colon Before Colonoscopy In order to have a successful colonoscopy, a patient must clean out their colon prior to the examination. This is one of the most important things a patient must do before a colonoscopy. If a...

Liver Disease: Are You Experiencing These Symptoms?

Last updated: Nov 18, 2014 at 6:47am

Did you know that 1 in every 15 Americans is likely to be diagnosed with liver disease at some point in his or her lifetime? It is caused by a number of things and sometimes leads to cirrhosis, which is often fatal. Both conditions are treated at our San Antonio gastroenterology office by Dr. Dar and Nurse Practitioner, Suzanne McGregor. Understandably, the symptoms for liver disease and cirrhosis are similar in some respects. In the early stages of either disease, chronic fatigue, a loss...

Refined Sugar; Doctors Warn Against Eating Too Many Sweets

Last updated: Nov 10, 2014 at 6:50am
Jelly Beans

Did you know that eating too many Halloween candies may do more than just expand your waist line and rot your teeth? It could also irritate your intestines and potentially increase your risk of developing various diseases. With the sugar laden holidays fast approaching, remember that those sweet treats may end up causing more health problems than you might have imagined. Refined Sugar Digestion GI specialist, Dr. Seema A. Dar, reminds us that food products containing refined sugar , tend...

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome; Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Last updated: Nov 03, 2014 at 6:52am
Female Doctor

People diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) experience repeated episodes of severe nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion that happen suddenly and without any apparent cause.  Episodes of CVS may last anywhere between a few hours and several days. People affected often need emergency care due to rapid onset of life-threatening dehydration. CVS episodes often start at the same time of day, last the same amount of time, and exhibit the same level of intensity. Causes of Cyclic Vomiting...