Blog Articles

Signs Your Acid Reflux Is Actually GERD

Any Chicagoan who’s ever indulged in a late night slice of pizza knows what heartburn feels like. But what if it sticks around no matter what you eat? Keep reading to learn what’s going on in your gut.

Oct 8th, 2021
Why Is Weight Loss So Difficult?

If it feels like your body conspires against you when you try to lose weight, you may not be wrong. Find out what’s stopping you from shedding pounds and how you can clear the way to a healthier you.

Sep 9th, 2021
5 Common Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

It’s never comfortable to talk about your bathroom business, but if you’re experiencing abnormal stools accompanied by pain and blood, it’s time to find out what’s causing it. Here are some signs it might be ulcerative colitis.

Aug 11th, 2021
How to Prevent a Hemorrhoid Flare-up

Hemorrhoids are real pain in the … you know what. They bleed, itch, make it hard to sit, and they hurt. If you’re prone to these annoying bulging veins in your anal area, keep reading to find out how to avoid flare-ups.

Jul 22nd, 2021
Why Heartburn Gets Worse With Age

Spicy food has always been your thing, and pizza tops your list of favorite foods, but lately they’ve been served with a side of heartburn. Find out why acid reflux becomes more frequent as you age and what you can do about it.

Jun 22nd, 2021
Typical Tummy Trouble or IBS: How to Tell the Difference

April is Irritable Bowel Awareness Month and a great time to get some answers about your tummy issues, like: is it normal to feel bloated and gassy, and what constitutes “regular” bathroom breaks? Get your answers here.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Am I a Candidate for Non-Surgical Weight Loss?

You’ve lost weight. You’ve gained weight. More than once. When your weight goes up and down, you impair your confidence and your health. If you’re ready to lose weight permanently, it may be time for nonsurgical weight loss. Keep reading to learn more.

Mar 15th, 2021
Make THIS the year.

Losing 50 or more pounds isn’t easy. It takes time, it takes effort and it takes support.

Jan 19th, 2019
Your Amazing Digestive System

As you read this, as you sleep at night, as you work during the day, some part of your digestive system is working to nourish your body.

Aug 14th, 2018
Are You Feeling The Burn?

When you take antacids several times a week, your heartburn may be a symptom of a more severe problem like acid reflux or GERD.

Feb 21st, 2020
It’s Not You, It’s *This*.

Research suggests that, while willpower is vital to setting goals in the first place, habits and opportunity more accurately determine when you’ll reach a goal. When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Gaston is here with solutions to making habits stick and hel

Jan 15th, 2020
Is It Your Grandma's Fault?

Genetics can affect obesity, but there are solutions to override your family's history of being overweight.

Oct 31st, 2019
We've Done It Again!

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants Earns Prestigious Joint Commission Accreditation for Third Consecutive Time

Aug 22nd, 2019
Stop! Don’t throw that on the grill!

For many of us, summertime means juicy burgers sizzling on the grill, thick steaks done to just-pink inside and sauce-slathered ribs. Unfortunately, eating all that red meat actually means you’ll be enjoying fewer summers in your lifetime.

Jun 19th, 2019
I Should Get A Massage Where?!

Dr. Gaston and Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants is here to explain why getting an abdominal massage - or giving yourself one - is a big benefit to your health.

Dec 6th, 2018
Why You Should Can It Yourself

The simple plain truth is that soft drinks, pop, soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, sweetened tea, sweetened water and other sweetened beverages are clearly and statistically shown to increase obesity and lead to a decline in overall health.

Oct 13th, 2017