Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.
Dr. Richard Desi discusses gastroparesis, a disorder where food in the stomach takes longer than the normal 30 minutes to four hours to empty into the small intestine.
Dr. Richard Desi, Board Certified Gastroenterologist with The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, discusses links between Crohn's disease and smoking.
Unless you're lucky enough to have an iron-clad stomach, chances are you've probably had your share of tummy aches over the years.
Mercy gastroenterologist Dr. Richard Desi discusses easier prep for colonoscopy.