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Your digestive system is a complex and dynamic part of your body that plays a very important role in a wide range of functions. It includes many structures, organs and tissues that all work together to digest food, introduce nutrients into the bloodstream and aid in healthy excretion. Many parts of the digest tract also host elements of the immune system.

When a problem develops in any part of your gastrointestinal system it can affect other organs, processes and parts of the body. Many of these ailments can have a significant negative impact on your overall quality of life and could lead to future complications.

Here at the clinic of Dr. Tomas Birriel MD, our physician has years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. Many of these conditions are related in some way to abnormalities in localized tissues or poor nutrition. Symptoms can often be escalated by certain lifestyle habits, such as diet that is low in digestible fiber, chronic stress or the side effects of a specific medication.

Common gastrointestinal diseases that require professional treatment can include acid reflux, chronic heartburn, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, fatty liver disease, gallstones and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as lactose intolerance.

The first step in developing an effective treatment plan is to have our physician diagnose the nature and severity of the condition, which might include blood panels, tissue samples, performing an ultrasound and other basic diagnostics. Once he has accurately diagnosed the gastrointestinal disorder, our physician will help you understand your treatment options.

If you have a patient in the Morgan City, Louisiana, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, you should call 985-384-7173 to set up an appointment with Dr. Tomas Birriel.