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What is Causing Your Chronic Gastritis (And How Can You Treat It)?

Chronic gastritis occurs when the stomach lining becomes inflamed. People may experience no symptoms or a dull, persistent stomachache. Knowing the root cause of your gastritis helps identify treatment options. Upon examination that includes a medical history and possible tests, your doctor will diagnose you with one of three types of gastritis: Type A occurs…


Making the Connection Between a Healthy Gut and a Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month – and a good time to note a connection between your gut and heart health. Healthy eating helps you maintain good gastrointestinal health. This same healthy diet can also keep your heart and cardiovascular system functioning properly. Additionally, it’s possible that the bacteria in your gut play a role in…


Vivek Trivedi, MD, FACP, Piedmont HealthCare Gastroenterologist Elected a Fellow by the American College of Physicians

Piedmont Healthcare is pleased to announce Vivek Trivedi, MD, FACP, board certified gastroenterologist at Comprehensive Digestive Care in Statesville, NC, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care. The ACP, the largest medical specialty…