Diarrhea and constipation are common gastrointestinal conditions. Though the cause is rarely a serious medical issue, if you’re suffering from severe or chronic diarrhea or constipation, the experienced team at Gotham Gastroenterology can help. There are locations throughout New York City in the Midtown East and Financial District neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York, and Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, so contact the office most convenient to you by phone or book online for management of your diarrhea or constipation.
Diarrhea and constipation are common gastrointestinal symptoms that make you feel sick or uncomfortable.
There are two primary types of diarrhea, acute and chronic.
You should seek medical help for your acute diarrhea if your symptoms are severe and you’re experiencing signs of dehydration, such as excessive thirst, confusion, or fatigue.
The team at Gotham Gastroenterology also recommends that you schedule a consultation for your diarrhea if it’s chronic, you have blood in your stools, or you have signs of malabsorption.
Constipation is a common problem most often caused by an inadequate intake of fiber and fluids. However, it’s not a symptom you should ignore, especially if your constipation is a chronic problem.
When left untreated, chronic constipation may lead to more serious health concerns such as:
The skilled gastroenterologists at Gotham Gastroenterology recommend you schedule a constipation consultation if at-home care fails to get things moving and improve your bowel function. The team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to pinpoint the cause of your constipation and develops a targeted treatment plan.
Diarrhea and constipation are common gastrointestinal symptoms that often resolve on their own with at-home remedies.
However, when your symptoms are chronic or disruptive to your daily life, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the experts at Gotham Gastroenterology. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.