Painful and uncomfortable abdominal symptoms are common with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. While the symptoms can be bothersome, this gastrointestinal disorder doesn’t damage your digestive tract or increase the risk of colon cancer. With that said, if you have this disorder, understanding IBS triggers and ways to avoid them can improve your quality of life.
Got GERD? Many of us do and we don’t realize it. You know, it’s that terrible tasting acid that comes back into your throat when… Read More »What To Do When Heartburn Meds Stop Working
If you experience heartburn more than you would like, this article is for you. You may think that chewing a few pink pills or drinking the pink liquid is all you need to do. Well, think again. This type of frequent heartburn can be dangerous. How does heartburn/GERD affect the rest of the body?
As with all cancers, catching the disease early in its development is all-important in preventing a polyp or tumor from becoming cancerous. Right now finding colon cancer before it becomes malignant has never been easier. Let’s find out some details about that, as well as 7 ways you can lower your risk of colon cancer.
If you are one of the three million Americans who lives with inflammatory bowel disease, you have your good days and bad days. Sometimes a good day can turn into a bad one without warning. Yes, IBD can be managed with medications, but once they stop working as efficiently as they once did, what’s the answer? When is it time for inflammatory bowel disease surgery?
Should we be moving our bowels every single day? Should we do it at the same time every day? What if we don’t go to the bathroom for two days in a row, is that worrisome? The truth is, what’s normal for one person may not be for another. Let’s define what is normal and when to be concerned about constipation.Read More »When To Be Concerned About Constipation
You have probably heard a lot lately about keeping a balance in your life. Specifically, we mean working too much vs. relaxation. Your gut needs that balance too. We’re talking about good bacteria versus bad bacteria, which leads us to the question: are probiotics good for my GI health?
Don’t ignore chronic heartburn: the risks of untreated GERD are serious and can lead to multiple complications.