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Dr. Isaac Raijman

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Isaac Raijman is a top Gastroenterologist in Houston, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Isaac Raijman is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Isaac Raijman is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Isaac Raijman is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Houston, TX, Dr. Isaac Raijman is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Isaac Raijman
  • Houston, TX
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Accepting new patients

Is surgery the only way to remove a gallbladder stone?

It is not but it is the most common and accepted method to do it

Why do I keep getting the hiccups?

There are multiple reasons for chronic/persistent hiccups. If you have not been evaluated by a physician, you should

I have a weird sensation in my upper chest and throat. Is it a sign of concern?

Depending on your age, other illnesses, body habits, etc., it could be a sign of something significant. It suggests gastroesophageal reflux disease.

How can celiac disease be diagnosed?

The diagnosis is suspected by history and the diagnosis made by blood tests and endoscopy with biopsies from the small intestine. Most common symptoms include bloating, abdominal READ MORE
The diagnosis is suspected by history and the diagnosis made by blood tests and endoscopy with biopsies from the small intestine. Most common symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain/cramping and loose stools

My mother in law gets nauseous every time she merely finishes a meal. What could be the reason?

Based on the fact that she is diabetic, has rising creatinine, and is of age can explain it. She needs to be assessed by a kidney specialist, check medications, other blood tests READ MORE
Based on the fact that she is diabetic, has rising creatinine, and is of age can explain it. She needs to be assessed by a kidney specialist, check medications, other blood tests and check if the stomach is functioning properly. This question requires a direct doctor's visit.

I am working out heavily still not losing weight. What could be the reason?

Must likely you are increasing muscle mass which is heavier that other tissues. It is also possible your diet may not be appropriate for your activity level/goal

I am on a lot of medicines since 2 years ago. I am suspecting it could have damaged my liver and kidneys. What should I do?

I can't answer that question without knowing more about you and the medicines you take. You ought to be evaluated by the physician (s) who prescribe the medications and have your READ MORE
I can't answer that question without knowing more about you and the medicines you take. You ought to be evaluated by the physician (s) who prescribe the medications and have your kidneys and liver checked

Are home enemas a safe option after a bypass surgery?

I do not know what bypass your father underwent but temporary use of enemas is safe.

Are digestive powders like Churna bad for my health in the long run?

Churna is a very intersting product in which it combines 3 different fruits used in Ayurvedic medicine. There are multiple publications as to the multiple benefits of these products. READ MORE
Churna is a very intersting product in which it combines 3 different fruits used in Ayurvedic medicine. There are multiple publications as to the multiple benefits of these products. None of those have really been tested using scientific medical methods but plenty of positive anecdotal data are available. Nothing to suggest negative impact in the long run

How is GERD diagnosed?

Depending on the age group, most of the time is presumed based on symptoms. By symptoms only, we are accurate in the diagnosis around 50% of the time. In general the best way READ MORE
Depending on the age group, most of the time is presumed based on symptoms. By symptoms only, we are accurate in the diagnosis around 50% of the time. In general the best way to make the diagnosis is with an upper endoscopy and, if needed, tests that check pH

What food groups should be avoided for those suffering from celiac disease?

Lucky for you, there are now many tasty and healthy options for celiac disease patients. Of course you have to avoid gluten-containing foods, especially those from wheat but also READ MORE
Lucky for you, there are now many tasty and healthy options for celiac disease patients. Of course you have to avoid gluten-containing foods, especially those from wheat but also others. The list of products to avoid is extensive and there multiple online and written diets/dietary programs/recipes available to you

What home remedies can aid digestion?

That is a very general question and may be due to multiple reasons, especially type/amounts of diet, you can try for some time products like ginger, peppermint oil, aloe vera, READ MORE
That is a very general question and may be due to multiple reasons, especially type/amounts of diet, you can try for some time products like ginger, peppermint oil, aloe vera, all of which help. Add probiotics as well. If that does not help, you may need to be evaluated.

Why do I feel bloated around my upper stomach?

This is most likely related to your diet or what is called aerophagia, in which you swallow air. Not knowing what you do and your diet/habits, it is hard to tell but most likely READ MORE
This is most likely related to your diet or what is called aerophagia, in which you swallow air. Not knowing what you do and your diet/habits, it is hard to tell but most likely that is the reason.

Why is my father having hard stools?

It is certainly a possibility of an underlying intestinal problem. Most of the time is related to decreased activity, new medications or decreased water intake. If none of those READ MORE
It is certainly a possibility of an underlying intestinal problem. Most of the time is related to decreased activity, new medications or decreased water intake. If none of those apply, then it is best to have him see a specialist.

How can I heal my digestive system after surgery?

It will take a bit of time to improve, especially if you were without eating for some time. As a general rule, you want to add probiotics to your daily regimen as well as eat foods READ MORE
It will take a bit of time to improve, especially if you were without eating for some time. As a general rule, you want to add probiotics to your daily regimen as well as eat foods that are easy to digest and are not hyper-allergenic (associated with allergy producing). Increasing activity helps as well as drinking at least 64 oz of water daily.

Light brown

That is simply a reflection of your diet. Stool color variation, when transient and not associated with symptoms, are of no significance

I have nausea and headache after eating red meat. What should I do?

It is possible that you are allergic to red meat. There is a condition in which a person can have an allergy to a carbohydrate in the red meat, something called alpha-gal allergy. READ MORE
It is possible that you are allergic to red meat. There is a condition in which a person can have an allergy to a carbohydrate in the red meat, something called alpha-gal allergy. It is also known as mammalian meat allergy. You can be tested for it or, perhaps, go without eating red meat. The latter brings additional health benefits.

Why do I have diarrhea when I eat spicy food?

It is possible that your system is not breaking down capsaicin and cayenne, spices that can cause diarrhea. It is also possible you have underlying functional bowel disease (or READ MORE
It is possible that your system is not breaking down capsaicin and cayenne, spices that can cause diarrhea. It is also possible you have underlying functional bowel disease (or irritable bowel syndrome), which can have such a reaction to spices. Perhaps you can tirtrate how much you eat in spices to the point you don't have a reaction.

Can hemorrhoids turn into anus cancer?

Hemorrhoids do not turn into anal cancer

What could be the reason for anal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids (external, internal), anal tear, anal fissure.