Dr. Sing Chan and his staff specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many different digestive disorders, including acid reflux, ulcers, and celiac's disease. The doctor serves New York residents from many different communities, including Flushing and nearby neighborhoods.
Acid reflux can be caused be simple things that people do every day. It can be caused by pregnancy, obesity, or smoking. Even stress can pose a problem if a person is extremely upset. Hiatal hernias are a common cause. A hernia occurs when part of the stomach protrudes through a small hole in the muscle wall of the abdomen. Fatty foods, greasy foods, and foods that are heavily spiced will also add to acid reflux symptoms. One of the most common causes of acid reflux is eating a large meal too close to bedtime or lying down immediately after eating. If a person is overweight, this can force the stomach contents back up into the esophagus.
Acid reflux can be a sign that other health conditions are present. An increase in the production of stomach acid can indicate cancer of the stomach or the esophagus. GERD can also be a sign of certain digestive problems such as asthma, heart disease, and infections that affect the upper respiratory system. Although acid reflux may be a result of a physiological reaction within the body, it may not be an actual symptom of another disorder. Individuals who have high levels of uncontrolled stress can also experience excessive amounts of stomach acid. Ulcers can become a problem that is continually aggravated by too much stomach acid.
Sleeping in an inclined position, reducing the number of acids in the diet, and controlling stress are simple ways to help reduce the impact of excessive stomach acid. Other possible treatment options can include losing extra weight, quitting smoking, and eating smaller meals earlier in the day. Simple things, such as avoiding clothes that fit too tightly, are easy fixes. If these steps don't control the amount of acid reflux a person experiences, a doctor may prescribe a medication that is designed to neutralize stomach acid. Using over the counter antacids that contain magnesium may also be beneficial. Medications combined with positive lifestyle changes will help to control the majority of acid reflux symptoms.
"Dr. Chan is an excellent Doctor very compassionate and caring I even ask him for advise on other health matters I trust him with my life."
"Doctor Sing Chan was my doctor for a year and I can say he is the best gastro and family doctor"
"Best doctor I've ever had...he is kind and always spends quality time with his patients, He is smart and keeps up with the latest medical techniques and care"
"Dr. Sing Chan is such a nice doctor. I have been his patient for 15 years , he gives excellent care to me and always follows ups after his procedures"
"Very pleasant atmosphere... Dr. Chan has great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I'll definitely be coming back for future problems!"
"Dr. Chan took the time to outline the procedure and I felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend!"
"He been my doctor for over 30 years. I have complete trust with him. I just wish there were others like him"
"This office is the best. Everyone is sincerely trying to help. Dr. Chan is a great doctor and his staff are top-notch"
"I was very pleased with the entire experience. I recommend Dr Chan and his office without hesitation"
"The office is a very friendly atmosphere, waiting time is very minimal. Dr. Chan is very thorough in his diagnosis and very patient and answers all of your questions "