– I really enjoy the combination between being a physician and having the privilege of also being a scientist, and if we make important progresses in the lab, that we could translate to the patients. Most of my focus right now is really to treat patients with liver disease. I
DR.RODGERS: Well, I try to walk at least 30 minutes a day. It may not be 30 minutes consecutively. I try to break it into either two 15-minute blocks or three 10-minute blocks, but I try to get all 30 minutes in a day. I like to walk because generally
Some digestive diseases do run in families. For example, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis. We know that there’s a genetic component to those diseases based upon identical twin studies that have been done in those disorders. Other disorders such as cystic fibrosis, which can affect multiple organs, including
– The type of liver disease that I have been very interested in and my program is focused on is genetic defects that lead to liver damage and liver cancer and liver failure. In my program, we offer the entire repertoire of therapies for genetic liver diseases from liver transplantation
MUSIC: IN Making small but steady changes with your physical activity, over time, can improve your health. Let’s jumpstart your journey to better health and a better you! Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Choosing to be
DR. RODGERS: Do you have frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have irritable bowel syndrome and should see a doctor. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Irritable bowel syndrome, known
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the field of digestive diseases. So it’s a very interesting specialty. It involves anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum, so the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. So a lot of things we look at as gastroenterologists.