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Hepatitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Hepatitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

by Shearly (SU)
Hepatitis is a potentially serious disease that attacks and inflames the liver. There are five basic types of hepatitis: A, B, C, D, and E. Most cases of hepatitis are caused by a virus, however there are other causes, including medications, illicit drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, toxins, autoimmune disorders, and even obesity. At Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates, we understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis. We wanted to share some more information on this serious condition, because there are several different types of hepatitis that vary in severity.

Celiac Disease or a Gluten Sensitivity?

Celiac Disease or a Gluten Sensitivity?

by Shearly (SU)
Many people have heard of Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue, gluten-induced enteropathy, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy), however not as many are familiar with the far more common, non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The main difference between the two is that full blown celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders are diseases in which the immune system no longer recognizes its own tissue, and begins to attack it as if they were foreign invaders.

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