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What Causes Hemorrhoids?

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Hemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins in the lower region of the rectum and anus. These stretched blood vessel walls often become irritated, causing pain. Many factors contribute to their onset, the most common being advancing age, constipation and pregnancy. While hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, they typically resolve on their own. You can also reduce…

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Is Leaky Gut Syndrome a Real Condition?

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You may have heard of a condition known as leaky gut syndrome (LGS), which presents with a number of symptoms. It is thought that LGS is the result of larger substances passing through the intestinal structures into the bloodstream. This then is said to result in toxins and bacteria that can cause additional health problems.…

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3 Ways to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

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The painful burning sensation you experience after eating or drinking can make you miserable. Medication can prove helpful for relief, but there are lifestyle modifications you can make to reduce your symptoms naturally. Here are three ways you can reduce your acid reflux symptoms. Eat Earlier in the Day Eating a big meal right before…

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Why Consult a Doctor Before Taking Probiotic Supplements?

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Your body is host to trillions of good and bad bacteria. Many of these microorganisms have established a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with you (the host) and contribute to your body’s innate mechanisms. Beneficial bacteria help you remain healthy by boosting your immune system, preventing infection and keeping harmful bacteria in check. Like beneficial yeast,…

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Leaky Gut and General Digestive Health

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You may have heard of leaky gut syndrome discussed in the media in recent years. There is currently a large body of research that is seeking to establish the causes, symptoms and potential complications associated with the condition. The intestinal lining plays an important role in digestion and protecting the bloodstream. When you eat or…

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Are You Suffering from a Foodborne Illness?

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Foodborne illnesses present with symptoms that are common in several gastroenterological conditions. You may suffer from abdominal pain, cramps and a fever. Feeling ill, throwing up, watery diarrhea or blood stools are also common symptoms. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms together, there is cause for concern. A foodborne illness can lead to…

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Are Your Favorite Foods Causing Discomfort?

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Do you feel discomfort or nausea after eating foods that you enjoy? This could indicate that you are suffering from food allergies or intolerance. Although both present with similar symptoms, they are not technically the same. Food Allergies Food allergies occur when the body identifies a perceived threat. These conditions are often life-threatening. Allergies to…

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What is Barrett’s Esophagus?

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Barrett’s esophagus is when the lining of the esophagus changes because of acid reflux. This condition is generally a life-long condition, and it does have the possibility of turning into esophageal cancer. Therefore, it’s important to understand what Barrett’s esophagus is and how you should care for it. Barrett’s Esophagus Barrett’s esophagus is caused by…

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Your Frequent Burping Could Be a Sign of H. pylori Infection

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Burping (belching) is a normal physiological function, as is passing gas (farting). However, excessive burping can cause discomfort and bloating. These symptoms are not only bothersome, but may indicate a severe underlying condition. For example, it could be a sign of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection, leading to ulcers and cancer. Therefore, if you…

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Is Persistent Heartburn A Concern?

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Heartburn is an uncomfortable and painful sensation in the chest that can literally feel like you have swallowed hot coals. The condition is unpleasant and debilitating but will usually subside in a few hours. Everyone will experience heartburn from time to time, usually after a spicy, rich or fatty meal. If you experience heartburn more…

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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