Asma Khapra, MD

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

3028 Javier Road, Fairfax, VA, USA

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Dr. Asma Khapra is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and a Partner at GastroHealth, Virginia Division. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by the Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Castle Connelly.

Education

  • BA in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University

  • MD: Johns Hopkins University

  • Internship in Internal Medicine from Duke University Medical Center

  • Residency in Internal Medicine from NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology from The Mt. Sinai Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

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Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Diet and Bowel Changes – Overview

People often ask what the best diet is if they’re having bowel difficulties. And there are specific foods that tend to be helpful, whether you’re having more diarrhea, versus constipation. Adjusting your diet in general,...

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Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Constipation and Diet

Constipation is often a multifactorial problem. However, diet can play a significant role and thus altering your diet may really help symptoms of constipation. In particular, low fiber diet contributes to many symptoms and thus...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

What are Probiotics

Probiotics are considered live microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeast, that provide general health benefits and particularly benefits in the digestive system. Although people think of bacteria or microorganisms as kind of harmful germs, our...

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Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Foods to Eat for Diarrhea

There are certain distinct food choices that you can make in order to improve diarrhea when experiencing those symptoms. First is to limit your fiber intake. And a low-fiber intake constitutes less than 13 grams...

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Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Foods to Avoid For Diarrhea

There are major categories of foods which are helpful to avoid when experiencing diarrhea. I think the top contenders for triggers of diarrhea are things such as fried and greasy foods, items such as caffeine...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Purpose

Why is an upper endoscopy performed? So an upper endoscopy can be performed to evaluate a number of symptoms. These include abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, as well as systemic conditions as...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Preparation

The preparation for an upper endoscopy or an EGD is fairly easy for the patient. This involves having nothing to eat or drink for a period of time prior to your procedure. In patients with...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Post Procedure

After an upper endoscopy is performed by the physician, the patient is taken to the recovery room to be monitored for usually about 30 to 45 minutes. At that time, the patient will eventually wake...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Overview

An upper endoscopy, or also known as an EGD, is a common procedure in which the upper digestive tract is evaluated. This includes the esophagus, the stomach, as well as the first portion of the...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Overview

Ulcerative colitis is a part of inflammatory bowel disease incorporates both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and involves a category of diseases in which there is inflammation in the GI tract. In ulcerative colitis in...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Causes

There is not just one cause of ulcerative colitis. The cause is thought to be multifactorial, meaning many things contribute to the development of ulcerative colitis. We know this is an immune response condition in...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Treatment

The treatment of ulcerative colitis typically depends on how severe the disease is. For more mild symptoms and mild disease, we typically start with what’s called ASA or mesalamine agents that are oral pills to...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Symptoms

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis depend often on how severe the disease is and the location of the inflammation in the colon. With mild symptoms, patients can have increased frequency of bowel movements with many...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Diet

Dietary factors can actually be very important in ulcerative colitis. During a flare, meaning when disease is particularly active, we suggest that patients go on a low residue diet, meaning that the patients eat things...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Diagnosis

The diagnosis of ulcerative colitis always starts with a very detailed medical history, including symptoms, family history, as well as a physical exam. This is done by your physician who will also often order specific...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Symptoms

Fecal incontinence can be divided into three categories. Passive incontinence is the first in which people do not even realize they are having stool leakage. The second is urge incontinence where people have the urge...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Overview

Fecal incontinence is a common problem is defined as the lack of bowel control causing an involuntary leakage of fecal contents. It can be seen with just a small amount of leakage, or you can...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Causes

There are many causes of fecal incontinence, and in most people, is a combination of two or more factors that often lead to fecal incontinence. While it can be seen with things such as diarrhea...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Treatment

The treatment of fecal incontinence is geared towards improving the quality of life. Fecal incontinence itself is not dangerous, but can certainly affect people’s quality of life. The first course of action is improving dietary...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Symptoms

So what are the symptoms of constipation? Well, the symptoms often depend on the cause. For instance, with irritable bowel syndrome leading to constipation, patients often complain of hard stools, straining, difficulty and passage of...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Diet and Bowel Changes – Overview

People often ask what the best diet is if they’re having bowel difficulties. And there are specific foods that tend to be helpful, whether you’re having more diarrhea, versus constipation. Adjusting your diet in general,...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Constipation and Diet

Constipation is often a multifactorial problem. However, diet can play a significant role and thus altering your diet may really help symptoms of constipation. In particular, low fiber diet contributes to many symptoms and thus...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

What are Probiotics

Probiotics are considered live microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeast, that provide general health benefits and particularly benefits in the digestive system. Although people think of bacteria or microorganisms as kind of harmful germs, our...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Foods to Eat for Diarrhea

There are certain distinct food choices that you can make in order to improve diarrhea when experiencing those symptoms. First is to limit your fiber intake. And a low-fiber intake constitutes less than 13 grams...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Foods to Avoid For Diarrhea

There are major categories of foods which are helpful to avoid when experiencing diarrhea. I think the top contenders for triggers of diarrhea are things such as fried and greasy foods, items such as caffeine...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Purpose

Why is an upper endoscopy performed? So an upper endoscopy can be performed to evaluate a number of symptoms. These include abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, as well as systemic conditions as...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Preparation

The preparation for an upper endoscopy or an EGD is fairly easy for the patient. This involves having nothing to eat or drink for a period of time prior to your procedure. In patients with...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Post Procedure

After an upper endoscopy is performed by the physician, the patient is taken to the recovery room to be monitored for usually about 30 to 45 minutes. At that time, the patient will eventually wake...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Upper Endoscopy – Overview

An upper endoscopy, or also known as an EGD, is a common procedure in which the upper digestive tract is evaluated. This includes the esophagus, the stomach, as well as the first portion of the...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Overview

Ulcerative colitis is a part of inflammatory bowel disease incorporates both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and involves a category of diseases in which there is inflammation in the GI tract. In ulcerative colitis in...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Causes

There is not just one cause of ulcerative colitis. The cause is thought to be multifactorial, meaning many things contribute to the development of ulcerative colitis. We know this is an immune response condition in...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Treatment

The treatment of ulcerative colitis typically depends on how severe the disease is. For more mild symptoms and mild disease, we typically start with what’s called ASA or mesalamine agents that are oral pills to...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Symptoms

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis depend often on how severe the disease is and the location of the inflammation in the colon. With mild symptoms, patients can have increased frequency of bowel movements with many...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Diet

Dietary factors can actually be very important in ulcerative colitis. During a flare, meaning when disease is particularly active, we suggest that patients go on a low residue diet, meaning that the patients eat things...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Ulcerative Colitis – Diagnosis

The diagnosis of ulcerative colitis always starts with a very detailed medical history, including symptoms, family history, as well as a physical exam. This is done by your physician who will also often order specific...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Symptoms

Fecal incontinence can be divided into three categories. Passive incontinence is the first in which people do not even realize they are having stool leakage. The second is urge incontinence where people have the urge...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Overview

Fecal incontinence is a common problem is defined as the lack of bowel control causing an involuntary leakage of fecal contents. It can be seen with just a small amount of leakage, or you can...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Causes

There are many causes of fecal incontinence, and in most people, is a combination of two or more factors that often lead to fecal incontinence. While it can be seen with things such as diarrhea...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Fecal Incontinence – Treatment

The treatment of fecal incontinence is geared towards improving the quality of life. Fecal incontinence itself is not dangerous, but can certainly affect people’s quality of life. The first course of action is improving dietary...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Symptoms

So what are the symptoms of constipation? Well, the symptoms often depend on the cause. For instance, with irritable bowel syndrome leading to constipation, patients often complain of hard stools, straining, difficulty and passage of...

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Treatment

“So, how do we treat constipation? The mainstay of treatment always starts with increasing your fluid intake as well as increasing fiber in the diet. The average American diet actually only has about 10 grams...

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Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Overview

So, what is constipation? Constipation is mistakenly thought of as only a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. However many normal, healthy people can actually have as few as three bowel movements per week....

Watch and Share
Asma Khapra, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Causes

So, what are the causes of constipation? This is a question we frequently get asked. There are two main causes, or two main categories I should say, of causes for constipation. The first is primary...

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