• Ulcerative Colitis Flaring Up? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Ulcerative Colitis flares can be painful and frustrating. Many of those coping with this disease forget that treatment it is an ongoing process making the most common cause of a flare a lapse in treatment. Treatment goes beyond keeping up with medications… it also includes managing your stress and proper diet. Many patients are able

  • Unexplained Itching? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    During the cooler months a little unexplained itching is easily attributed to dry skin or irritation, but sometimes your itching may be more than you expect. Pruritus Ani is a condition resulting in a compelling urge to scratch at the anal area. Moisture due to perspiration or a small amount of residual stool around the

  • What to Know Before You Cleanse~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    The holidays have passed and the new year lingers ahead while we encourage everyone to soak in the fresh start and set goals to a healthier 2018 there are some things to keep in mind before you begin any sort of cleanse or detox. Any cleanse or detox results in TEMPORARY weight loss and is

  • Stress Less, Your Gut will Thank You~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Aside from the extra sweets, alcohol and big meals messing with your stomach this season stress is more of a factor than many think. Stress wrecks havoc on your gut health and we all know it’s the season of joyful chaos. Stress can cause or exacerbate symptoms of IBS (both constipation and diarrhea), Acid Reflux