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Foods that Fight Digestive Disease

Do you experience uncomfortable bloating in your stomach or burning in your chest after meals? You could be suffering from a digestive disease and Digestive Disease National Awareness month (May) is the opportune time to start working on your digestive health. All digestive diseases, ranging from the occasional acid reflux to full-blown irritable bowel syndrome,… Read more »

Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common diagnoses made by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. This condition affects about 20% of the population of North America. Those most likely to suffer from IBS include women, people under the age of 50, sexual or physical abuse… Read more »

What Happens During a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy helps diagnose and treat certain gastrointestinal conditions without having to make any incisions. It is usually recommended as a screening procedure for colorectal cancer and to detect inflammation, ulcers, bleeding, and tumors. It can also be used to remove polyps that may become cancerous at a later stage. The colonoscopy procedure is relatively… Read more »

The Good News About Colon Cancer

With significant advances in medical science, the number of deaths caused due to colon cancer has been declining over the past several decades. In the past year, the number of colon cancer related deaths in the US was down to approximately 50,260. It is estimated there are 1 million plus survivors of this disease in… Read more »

Digestive Disease Continues to Rise Among Americans

Some interesting facts that might get you thinking. Digestive Diseases Facts and Statistics Twenty million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases. Digestive diseases necessitate 25% of all surgical operations. Digestive diseases are one of the most prevalent causes of disability in the workforce. More Americans are hospitalized with digestive diseases than any other condition. Digestive… Read more »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Preventable. It’s Treatable. It’s Easy to Detect. What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer It’s PREVENTABLE. Colon and rectal cancer can often be prevented with proper screening, such as a colonoscopy. The earlier the cancer is found, the better chance the person has to beat it. That is why early detection is so… Read more »

Tips to Avoid the Most Common Digestive Problems

Digestive problems can often be a source of embarrassment. Most people are hesitant to admit they have a problem, let alone seek treatment. However, digestive problems are quite common and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 51 million ER visits per year are due to digestive disease complaints. Common digestive… Read more »

What is GERD – Am I at Risk?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week is celebrated every year around the time of Thanksgiving to educate people about the signs and symptoms of the disease and what steps should be taken to treat or prevent its occurrence. Most people have experienced the occasional acid reflux after a heavy Thanksgiving meal or when lying down, which… Read more »

Exercises that Help with Digestion

Healthy digestion depends on interconnected organs that work together to breakdown the food you eat into nutrients that are used by the body for energy, repair, and growth. According to research studies, about 70 million people experience problems with digestion such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, and IBS. The problem lies in the western diet… Read more »