Rochester Gastroenterology Associates

Linden Oaks Ph: (585) 267-4040 Fax: (585) 267-4044

Canal Landing Ph: (585) 227-1080 Fax: (585) 723-7709

Linden Oaks: 20 Hagen, Drive Suite 330, Rochester, NY 14625

Canal Landing: 103 Canal Landing Blvd., Suite 12, Rochester, NY 14626

Covid-19 Virus News: To protect our patients and staff, Rochester Gastroenterology Associates will be canceling all office appointments and non-emergency procedures until April 20, 2020. We are following the CDC Guidelines closely and will keep you updated as we learn more. Beginning Wednesday, March 25rd our Providers will begin to contact office patients using Telemedicine. If you have a smartphone or computer with a camera and microphone you will be able to complete a telemedicine appointment. Patients will be contacted with a scheduled appointment time and asked to follow the link for your physician below. Please click on the "live" link below to start your appointment. Log into your scheduled appointment time using the live link below 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment and you will be put in the virtual waiting room. The Provider will click on your name when the encounter will begin. Please be patient as this is a new process. If the visit hasn't started in 30 minutes please call our office.

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The Importance of Nutrition for Good Digestive Health
By Rochester Gastroenterology Associates
April 10, 2020
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Digestive Health  

Maintaining good digestive health is important for overall health. Digestion is the body’s way of obtaining essential nutrients from the foods and beverages you consume. When digestive problems occur, it can be more difficult for the body to gather the nutrients it needs. One way of promoting good digestive health is through proper nutrition. At Rochester Gastroenterology Associates in Rochester, NY, our knowledgeable gastroenterologists and family nurse practitioners can provide tips for improving digestive health through good nutrition.

Good Nutrition and Digestive Health

Eating a healthy diet and well-balanced diet can lead to better digestive health. Likewise, consuming a diet low in essential nutrients can adversely affect digestive health and lead to gastrointestinal problems. A healthy, balanced diet should include a mix of proteins, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Foods that can aid in better digestion include:

  • Fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber and essential nutrients — beans, legumes, apples, bananas, and oranges
  • Leafy green vegetables — lettuce and other greens
  • Whole-grain foods — quinoa or brown rice
  • Yogurt containing probiotics
  • Kefir (fermented milk containing probiotics)

Digestive Problems

There are a number of diseases and conditions that can affect digestive health. For example, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are all associated with digestive or intestinal problems. However, the foods and beverages we consume can also cause digestive problems. Symptoms commonly associated with digestive issues include:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

If you are experiencing digestive problems, whether due to diet or an existing condition, one of the skilled gastroenterologists at our office in Rochester, NY, can be available through a telemedicine appointment to provide guidance on managing your symptoms.

Good nutrition can aid in better digestion by making it easier for the body to absorb essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Schedule a telemedicine appointment to speak with one of our family nurse practitioners or gastroenterologists at our office in Rochester, NY, about improving your digestive health. Call Rochester Gastroenterology Associates at (585) 267-4040 for the Linden Oaks location or (585) 227-1080 for the Canal Landing office.

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