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These two words are becoming more and more common these days, and the reason for this is still unknown. 🤷‍♂️ It's common in children as young as 15 months to adults. And the challenging part is that there are more than 200 symptoms that are associated with Celiac Disease. If you're an adult and have the following symptoms, we encourage you to call our office and make an appointment today. 815.397.7340

▪️Unexplained iron deficiency anemia
▪️Arthritis
▪️Joint or bone pain
▪️Depression or anxiety
▪️Missed menstrual periods
▪️Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
▪️Itchy skin rashes

#celiacdisease #glutenfree #rgaThese two words are becoming more and more common these days, and the reason for this is still unknown. 🤷‍♂️ It's common in children as young as 15 months to adults. And the challenging part is that there are more than 200 symptoms that are associated with Celiac Disease. If you're an adult and have the following symptoms, we encourage you to call our office and make an appointment today. 815.397.7340

▪️Unexplained iron deficiency anemia
▪️Arthritis
▪️Joint or bone pain
▪️Depression or anxiety
▪️Missed menstrual periods
▪️Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
▪️Itchy skin rashes

#celiacdisease #glutenfree #rga
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These two words are becoming more and more common these days, and the reason for this is still unknown. 🤷‍♂️ Its common in children as young as 15 months to adults. And the challenging part is that there are more than 200 symptoms that are associated with Celiac Disease. If youre an adult and have the following symptoms, we encourage you to call our office and make an appointment today. 815.397.7340

▪️Unexplained iron deficiency anemia
▪️Arthritis
▪️Joint or bone pain 
▪️Depression or anxiety 
▪️Missed menstrual periods
▪️Infertility or recurrent miscarriage 
▪️Itchy skin rashes 

#celiacdisease #glutenfree #rga

On this day we celebrate 41 years of business here in the Rockford Region! ✨Three physicians, Dr. Roger Greenlaw, Dr. William Baskin and Dr. James Frakes, established an independent group practice in 1980 named Rockford Gastroenterology Associates (RGA). Their forethought, diverse expertise, and dedication to helping people with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions created the foundation that made RGA the nationally recognized leader in digestive health care that we are today. You can learn more about our history here: www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=2a165c10-860f-410c-9fbb-f20e1f9feeec

Hit LIKE to help us celebrate 41 years! 💙 #41yearanniversary #rga #gorockford
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On this day we celebrate 41 years of business here in the Rockford Region! ✨Three physicians, Dr. Roger Greenlaw, Dr. William Baskin and Dr. James Frakes, established an independent group practice in 1980 named Rockford Gastroenterology Associates (RGA). Their forethought, diverse expertise, and dedication to helping people with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions created the foundation that made RGA the nationally recognized leader in digestive health care that we are today. You can learn more about our history here: www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=2a165c10-860f-410c-9fbb-f20e1f9feeec

Hit LIKE to help us celebrate 41 years! 💙 #41yearanniversary #rga #gorockford

Thank you for the wonderful review, Lisa! We are dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, delivering a comprehensive, patient-focused approach to meet all of your digestive health needs! 💙💙 #fivestarreview #rga ... See moreSee less

Thank you for the wonderful review, Lisa! We are dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, delivering a comprehensive, patient-focused approach to meet all of your digestive health needs! 💙💙 #fivestarreview #rga

Attention all of you 70's children! ✨ If you remember taking care of Pet Rocks, learning math and grammar from Schoolhouse Rocks, wearing tube socks, having Tupperware pride and worshipping Fonzie, it's time to get screened for colon cancer!

Tag your 70's friends and schedule your colonoscopy. It's one of the easiest things you can do to prevent a life-threatening cancer. 💙 #70skids #coloncancerscreening #rgaAttention all of you 70's children! ✨ If you remember taking care of Pet Rocks, learning math and grammar from Schoolhouse Rocks, wearing tube socks, having Tupperware pride and worshipping Fonzie, it's time to get screened for colon cancer!

Tag your 70's friends and schedule your colonoscopy. It's one of the easiest things you can do to prevent a life-threatening cancer. 💙 #70skids #coloncancerscreening #rga
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Attention all of you 70s children! ✨ If you remember taking care of Pet Rocks, learning math and grammar from Schoolhouse Rocks, wearing tube socks, having Tupperware pride and worshipping Fonzie, its time to get screened for colon cancer!

Tag your 70s friends and schedule your colonoscopy. Its one of the easiest things you can do to prevent a life-threatening cancer. 💙 #70skids #coloncancerscreening #rga

Dr. Brad Bowyer pursued his childhood dream of becoming a doctor and has been specializing in gastroenterology for nearly 40 years, with dozens of those years spent at RGA. He completed his pre-med studies at Eastern Illinois University, earning his Bachelor of Science in 1976, followed by his medical degree in 1979 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He pursued residency training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Mayo. He specializes in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Read more about Dr. Bowyer in our latest provider profile.
www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=de50a1b0-83fc-4bd0-b893-03df2ff43465Dr. Brad Bowyer pursued his childhood dream of becoming a doctor and has been specializing in gastroenterology for nearly 40 years, with dozens of those years spent at RGA. He completed his pre-med studies at Eastern Illinois University, earning his Bachelor of Science in 1976, followed by his medical degree in 1979 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He pursued residency training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Mayo. He specializes in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Read more about Dr. Bowyer in our latest provider profile.
www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=de50a1b0-83fc-4bd0-b893-03df2ff43465
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Dr. Brad Bowyer pursued his childhood dream of becoming a doctor and has been specializing in gastroenterology for nearly 40 years, with dozens of those years spent at RGA. He completed his pre-med studies at Eastern Illinois University, earning his Bachelor of Science in 1976, followed by his medical degree in 1979 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He pursued residency training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Mayo. He specializes in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Read more about Dr. Bowyer in our latest provider profile.
https://www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=de50a1b0-83fc-4bd0-b893-03df2ff43465

Are you one of them? 🙁 If you struggle with gut health, you are certainly not alone! But you don't need suffer. There are simple ways to improve gut health and enhance your overall health.

▪️Eat less sugar and sweeteners
▪️Reduce stress (we know this is a hard one!) Yoga and meditation help!
▪️Exercise regularly
▪️Get enough sleep (make it a goal to get at least 7 hours per night)
▪️Avoid smoking

Try changing your habits, and see what happens. And if you're still struggling with stomach problems, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our board-certified Gastroenterologists. 815.397.7340 #guthealth #healthystomachday #rgaAre you one of them? 🙁 If you struggle with gut health, you are certainly not alone! But you don't need suffer. There are simple ways to improve gut health and enhance your overall health.

▪️Eat less sugar and sweeteners
▪️Reduce stress (we know this is a hard one!) Yoga and meditation help!
▪️Exercise regularly
▪️Get enough sleep (make it a goal to get at least 7 hours per night)
▪️Avoid smoking

Try changing your habits, and see what happens. And if you're still struggling with stomach problems, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our board-certified Gastroenterologists. 815.397.7340 #guthealth #healthystomachday #rga
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Are you one of them? 🙁 If you struggle with gut health, you are certainly not alone! But you dont need suffer. There are simple ways to improve gut health and enhance your overall health. 

▪️Eat less sugar and sweeteners 
▪️Reduce stress (we know this is a hard one!) Yoga and meditation help!
▪️Exercise regularly
▪️Get enough sleep (make it a goal to get at least 7 hours per night) 
▪️Avoid smoking

Try changing your habits, and see what happens. And if youre still struggling with stomach problems, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our board-certified Gastroenterologists. 815.397.7340 #guthealth #healthystomachday #rga

Heartburn caused by acid reflux (commonly known as GERD) is one of the most common digestive symptoms we see at RGA. Acid reflux can trigger pain and burning in the throat or a sour taste in the mouth. GERD symptoms can even disrupt sleep and other everyday activities. Proton pump inhibitors, commonly known as PPIs, are a class of medications that work by blocking or inhibiting an enzyme called the proton pump from producing stomach acid.

Check out our latest blog post about PPIs, covering how they should be taken, long-term use, and much more. www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=06761de8-7487-4243-81ec-8cb579eb8523
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Heartburn caused by acid reflux (commonly known as GERD) is one of the most common digestive symptoms we see at RGA. Acid reflux can trigger pain and burning in the throat or a sour taste in the mouth. GERD symptoms can even disrupt sleep and other everyday activities. Proton pump inhibitors, commonly known as PPIs, are a class of medications that work by blocking or inhibiting an enzyme called the proton pump from producing stomach acid.

Check out our latest blog post about PPIs, covering how they should be taken, long-term use, and much more. https://www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=06761de8-7487-4243-81ec-8cb579eb8523

✨F A C T! ✨Just remember that two people can have the same illness with completely different symptoms. Through a combination of heredity, environment, lifestyle, or unclear reasons, many diseases can have several different symptoms. If you're struggling with debilitating symptoms, we invite you to call our office and schedule an appointment with our Board-Certified Gastroenterologists. #stopsuffering #chronicdisease #rga✨F A C T! ✨Just remember that two people can have the same illness with completely different symptoms. Through a combination of heredity, environment, lifestyle, or unclear reasons, many diseases can have several different symptoms. If you're struggling with debilitating symptoms, we invite you to call our office and schedule an appointment with our Board-Certified Gastroenterologists. #stopsuffering #chronicdisease #rga ... See moreSee less

✨F A C T! ✨Just remember that two people can have the same illness with completely different symptoms. Through a combination of heredity, environment, lifestyle, or unclear reasons, many diseases can have several different symptoms. If youre struggling with debilitating symptoms, we invite you to call our office and schedule an appointment with our Board-Certified Gastroenterologists. #stopsuffering #chronicdisease #rga
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