Lactose Intolerance on Living East Tennessee (WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Living East Tennessee has launched a new segment called Wellness Wednesday. This week we are catching up with our friends from GI for Kids to discuss lactose intolerance. Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Chad Thornhill explained what lactose is, what symptoms your child would experience if they are lactose intolerant, and options for treatment.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that has recently been discovered in children 3-6 weeks following infection by COVID-19. Typically, COVID-19 in children causes mild symptoms like the flu, such as fever, fatigue, cough, and body aches. However, since the pandemic began, there have been reports of…

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) With the increased legalization of marijuana in various states throughout the U.S., we have experienced the most rapid growth of marijuana use since the 1960’s.  Along with the increase in use of this drug, we are also seeing patients with symptoms and complications related to daily marijuana use.  With the first…

New Constipation Clinic at GI For Kids

We are excited to announce our new Constipation Clinic at GI For Kids run by Chelsea Watkins, NP. This clinic will be solely dedicated to evaluating and treating your child’s constipation. Each child will receive a thorough evaluation to determine possible causes and/or contributing factors, an individualized treatment plan, as well as education regarding the…

Holistic Medicine at GI For Kids

What is Holistic Medicine? Holistic medicine is an approach to treatment and patient care that has not been used in traditional medicine until recently. Holistic medicine is patient centered and incorporates science-based practices and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Holistic approaches to treating patients focus on therapies like herbal remedies, dietary supplements, diet, yoga, meditation, massage…

The Hard Truths of Constipation

THE TRUTHS OF CONSTIPATION It may surprise you to learn that constipation is a very common problem for children. In fact, symptoms stemming from constipation account for around 20-25% of GI for Kids office visits each year. Treating constipation can be perplexing for parents since there are several possible causes, and a variety of treatments.  But in all…

The Many Colors of Poop

  At some point in your life, you’ve looked into the toilet bowl and have been startled by the color of your poop.  Surely something must be wrong! In a panic, you’ve called the doctor, googled your symptoms, or just sat and worried over it.  After a bowel movement or two, the color usually returns…