Digestive Symptoms in New Jersey
Certain symptoms can indicate gastrointestinal disorders and warrant a visit to a Gastroenterology specialist. The Digestive Health & Nutrition Center has two convenient locations in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey where you can receive the exceptional care you deserve. Angela Merlo, MD is an experienced Gastroenterologist dedicated to providing you with an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and restore your health.
About the Digestive System
Your digestive system is comprised of many highly specialized organs such as the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, colon and rectum. The digestive system processes the food you eat so your body can absorb essential nutrients and vitamins.
What are the Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
Many symptoms can be indicative of gastrointestinal issues, such as:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Gas & bloating
- Blood in stool
- Change in bowel habits (bowel obstruction)
- Chest pain
- Chronic cough
- Gallbladder pain & symptoms
- Gluten allergy
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea/ Vomiting
- Swallowing Difficulties
- Unintentional weight loss
When to Seek a Gastroenterology Specialist?
Experiencing one or more of these symptoms for a brief time is often normal. Seeing a specialist in Gastroenterology is the right decision when symptoms persist or when the quality of your life is affected. Many digestive disorders cause similar symptoms. That is why it is so important to see an expert who can provide you with an accurate diagnosis. The right diagnosis is the first step to put you back in control so you can enjoy your health.
If you are seeking a Gastroenterology specialist for you or your children contact the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center for an appointment with Dr. Merlo.