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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 »

Superfoods Your Body Needs

Your overall health is directly related to the type of food that goes into your body. Recently, there have been many pre-packaged processed foods that have been introduced in the market as Superfoods with claims to provide extraordinary health benefits. However, if long term health is your goal then your best bet is to stick… Read more »

The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

When it comes to the truth about holiday weight gain, there’s good news and bad news. The good part is that most people gain no more than 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. Unfortunately, the gained weight is almost never lost during the rest of the year. This accounts for the gradual weight gain that… Read more »

When Should I Get a Colon Cancer Screening?

Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. However, there are effective ways to prevent the disease or to reduce its impact. An easy way to ensure you are safe from colon cancer? Schedule your screening colonoscopy today with GI Alliance.  What Age Should I a Colonoscopy? In the most recent guidelines, The… Read more »