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Maintaining Digestive Health on Vacation

It’s the first day of vacation, and you have your bags packed and a whole itinerary chalked out. A large section of your “Must Visit” list, usually includes eateries you must visit and local cuisines you must try. However, if you are not careful, you can get a digestive problem that can put a damper… Read more »

Symptoms and Causes – Crohn’s Disease

Having to make frequent trips to the bathroom at the most inappropriate moments can be a cause for social embarrassment. This is a situation many people living with Crohn’s disease are very familiar with. It can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on your life. Here are the facts about Crohn’s disease to help… Read more »

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 »