Gastroenterology Vestal NY

The more complex the carbohydrate, the longer it takes to break down—and the more likely it is to cause a buildup of gas. While people often point to beans and dairy products as gas producers, don’t forget these other common causes.

Mark V Shumeyko, MD
(607) 772-0639
40 Mitchell Ave
Binghamton, NY
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UMA Gastroenterology
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Gastroenterology

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Marcelo Barreiro
(607) 724-4887
4500 Old Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Elmer Nathan Zinner, MD
(607) 763-6035
4513 Forest Ln
Vestal, NY
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1955
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Hospital: United Health Services -Genera, Binghamton, Ny
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Steven Robert Hassig
(607) 729-1444
240 Riverside Dr
Johnson City, NY
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Rodney B Ryan, MD
(631) 283-7090
156 Corliss Ave
Johnson City, NY
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Francois-Rabelais, Uer De Med De Tours, Tours, France
Graduation Year: 1977

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Marcelo Adolfo Barreiro, MD
(607) 722-4887
4500 Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1959

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Bipinchandra R Patel, MD
(607) 748-0676
2220 Vestal Pkwy E
Vestal, NY
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Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Ali A Marhaba, MD
(607) 772-0639
1159 Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1991

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Anthony R Monticello, MD
(607) 729-1444
240 Riverside Dr
Johnson City, NY
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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(607) 797-2260
240 Riverside Dr
Johnson City, NY
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Gastroenterology
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Help for Those with Gas

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By Lindsey Galloway

Certain foods have been shown to instigate this annoying—and often embarrassing—problem. “Microbes in the digestive tract feed on the carbohydrates we consume,” says Gerard Mullin, MD, director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Those bacteria act like a little brewery in our gut, metabolizing sugars. And that fermentation process produces gas.”

The more complex the carbohydrate, the longer it takes to break down—and the more likely it is to cause a buildup of gas. While people often point to beans and dairy products as gas producers, don’t forget these other common causes:

Cruciferous Veggies. Yes, the cancer-fighting virtues of broccoli and cauliflower can’t be overlooked, but these foods also rank among the worse gas producers, thanks to an indigestible sugar they contain called raffinose (the same sugar that gives beans their gas-producing reputation). Adding new varieties of these veggies to your diet slowly and eating them regularly can actually help your digestive system become more acclimated to the sugar.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup. The human body never evolved to handle the high doses of fructose we consume today—it simply can’t fully digest much more than 25 grams in one sitting. (To put that in perspective, that’s how much is in just one can of Coke.)

Greasy, Fried Foods. While fat itself won’t cause gas, grease puts the digestive system in slow-mo, and that gives bad bacteria more time to ferment the food in the intestine, making gas much worse.

Some foods can actually help prevent gas, or at least lessen the symptoms. “Papaya and pineapple have naturally occurring enzymes that help the intestinal microbes break down complex carbs,” explains Mullin. Yogurt with active cultures can also help restore the natural balance of intestinal bacteria.

Author: Lindsey Galloway

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