Should I see a Gastroenterologist if I have chronic constipation? Turn on your TV and you’re bound to see endless ads espousing relief from constipation. Companies wouldn’t be spending that much money if constipation wasn’t a common problem, but there’s a difference between occasional constipation and a more serious concern – chronic constipation.
Colonoscopy schedules are different for those who have significant risk factors like someone who had colon cancer versus someone who has not. The timing of rescreening, how often, and how long to continue them are all variables, except when to schedule your first colonoscopy.
A flare of ulcerative colitis can be painful and embarrassing not only for you, but for those around you. Once you have one flare, are you going to have more? That anxiety can make you feel even worse and trigger one. Let’s investigate 6 ways to manage symptoms and flares of ulcerative colitis.
If you are one of the millions who suffer from gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), you have most likely have tried many of the recommended meds and dietary restrictions to reduce those nasty symptoms. If making those changes hasn’t really helped much, it might be time to look at the connection between posture and GERD.
A colonoscopy is a procedure used to discover polyps in the colon which can become cancerous if not found and removed. On average 40,000 Americans have a colonoscopy per day, so even if this is not your first one of these screenings, here are some important questions to ask your colonoscopy doctor beforehand.
You’ll know you have been taking OTC pills for heartburn too long when you can’t remember when you started. In addition, you have probably been taking heartburn pills too long when they don’t really help anymore, and you continue to have indigestion, heartburn and maybe even GERD several times a week. All these signs mean it’s time to skip the heartburn pill and see a GI specialist like Digestive Health Services.
There are always certain precautions to take and due diligence to perform prior to any surgery, and hernia surgery is no exception. If you are considering a surgical intervention for a hernia, pay attention to 5 things to do before hernia surgery.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory chronic disease of the colon and rectum where ulcers develop inside the lining of the large intestine. It is an inflammatory bowel disease along with Crohn’s Disease which causes a multitude of painful and unpleasant symptoms. Since dietary habits can contribute to ulcerative colitis symptoms, let’s look at the worst foods for those with ulcerative colitis.
When we hear the word “natural,” it is easy to assume it is something perfectly healthy that Digestive Health Services would approve. Not so fast. Never assume that labeling something as healthy means it’s actually good for you. This is especially true when it comes to a “natural” colon cleanse because there are some important health and safety warnings for a natural colon cleanse you should know.
If you have ever awakened with the bitter taste of bile in your mouth, you are quite familiar with the horrible symptoms of acid reflux and GERD. If it happens only infrequently, then you probably ignore it, but when it occurs several times a week, keeping your control over acid reflux and GERD should be a priority.