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 the rest of this entry »
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.
Chances are, everyone reading this has had some stress in their lives either short or long term. There are deadlines at work, traffic jams, family crises, and let’s not forget about the past year with financial stress and health worries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have been experiencing gastrointestinal conditions lately, you might already suspect the link between stress and GI issues is real and can become chronic.
Colorectal cancer is also known as colon cancer, bowel cancer, or rectal cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and third for men. The good news is that due to improvements in both screening and treatments, and although the death rate is falling, it is still important for everyone to be knowledgeable about the causes and risk factors for colorectal cancer.
An untreated hernia can cause all types of serious issues if it grows too large. The dangers of hernias and bowel obstructions is but one of these co-occurring disorders which can lead to serious medical complications.
Seeing blood after moving your bowels can be worrisome, but there are many conditions which might cause this and not all are serious or life threatening. However, in some circumstances a trip to a gastroenterologist might be in order. Let’s find out when to see a gastroenterologist for rectal bleeding.