Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Professional

Constance Pietrzak, M.S., M.D., is a gastroenterologist with Advocate Medical Group in Chicago. Through her work with HealthCentral, she strives to expand knowledge on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Follow Constance on Facebook and Twitter for timely updates on IBD, and more.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and the Holidays

Credit: Thinkstock Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), often referred to as acid reflux, is the passage of gastric contents into the esophagus. The stomach contents are very acidic, and when they pass into the esophagus, result in a burning sensa...
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Probiotics and Ulcerative Colitis

The gastrointestinal tract contains millions of tiny bacteria, which are beneficial and necessary for health. One way gut bacteria can be altered in a beneficial way is through the use of probiotics.
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How to Eat When You Have Ulcerative Colitis

If you’ve been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, the good news is that you’re aren’t necessarily condemned to a life of pain. Symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and possible intestinal bleeding – all of which are hard to stomach – can indeed ...
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