Digestive Diseases


Digestive Diseases

Customized Care for Allergic Digestive Diseases

Food intolerances and allergies affect the daily life of a child’s entire family and are becoming more common and widespread. If your child has symptoms such as vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and blood in the stool, a food allergy may be the culprit. Our team of gastroenterologists is extremely experienced in diagnosing and treating children of all ages with allergy-related digestive diseases.

To customize an effective plan of treatment for your child, our team members work closely with pediatric allergy and immunology specialists and expert dietitians. We teach you and your child about which foods to avoid while ensuring good nutrition. Among the most common food allergy-related diseases we treat are:

  • Milk protein allergy, which causes inflammation of the colon, and typically affects infants after the first few weeks of life. This allergy usually resolves with dietary changes and time.
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an inflammation and swelling of the esophagus in response to specific allergens in food or in the air. We diagnose EoE using endoscopy and treat your child using medicines and/or dietary changes.

An important aspect of our mission is to educate you and your child about why your child reacts to certain foods, what to do if symptoms are triggered, and how to change your family's lifestyle to adapt to a new diagnosis. Through knowledge and everyday steps, you and your child can work together to improve the quality of life of your entire family.

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