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Probiotics: Go Back to Basics and Think Outside the Advertisements

2018-05-23T13:34:54+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Probiotics have saturated both television and print advertising today.  The commercials have pumped up many patients' awareness of the functions of the digestive system.  At Digestive Disease Consultants, here in Orlando,  we have seen the enormous popularity of these supplements.  Thus, we think it’s time to bring our readers the truth behind the probiotic [...]

Harvoni Bringing New Hope to Hepatitis C Patients

2018-05-23T13:39:06+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

At DDC Orlando, we think it is ironic that a hepatitis C medication, Harvoni,  is being broadly advertised in a saturation campaign on television. It is ironic in a good way, because October is Liver Disease Awareness Month. So, maybe it is not a coincidence at all. Most assuredly the makers of Harvoni have [...]

Signs from the Silent Epidemic and a Failing Liver

2018-05-23T13:39:37+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

The signs from a damaged liver are not shouts. Signs of structural failure in this toxin-removing organ are often only whispers and can be hard to detect and diagnose. As we continue with our month of Liver Disease Awareness, let’s take a look at some of the subtle signs that might clue you into [...]

Hepatitis C and Social Stigma: Challenges Beyond the Illness

2018-05-23T13:40:21+00:00 October 4th, 2017|

Did you know that Hepatitis C often causes a chronic viral infection called HVC?  Perhaps you are unaware that and it is the number 1 cause of most liver transplants?  About 150 million people around the world are living with chronic HCV, but many of them deliberately avoid either testing or treatment.  And yet, [...]