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Health and Safety Warnings for a Natural Colon Cleanse

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. 

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Keeping Your Control Over Acid Reflux and GERD

Category: GERD, Heartburn

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.

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Knowing the Difference Between Symptoms of IBS and Colon Cancer

Knowing the difference between symptoms of IBS and colon cancer might save someone from a lot of anxiety, and more importantly, give them a longer life to enjoy. If you are having some unusual changes to your bowel habits, review these differences and then follow up by making an appointment with Digestive Health Services.

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Diet Tips for Patients with Diverticular Disease

Category: Diet

Adults with diverticular disease are no stranger to uncomfortable bloating, lower abdominal pain, and constipation. Once diagnosed, many patients continue to have flare-ups, which can make eating a necessary evil of every day. It doesn’t have to be that way if you follow these diet tips!

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When Is the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Colonoscopy?

Category: Colonoscopy

An upcoming colonoscopy ranks up there with having a root canal as far “things we want to have.” It’s the truth, and we all know it. So, is the ideal time for a colonoscopy when you turn 40? Is there a certain time of day that is best? Actually, there is.

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7 Lifestyle Habits That Can Improve Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Category: Crohn's Disease

When someone gets a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, all they remember at first is that there is no cure. They imagine living with the uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms for the rest of their lives. However, it’s important to remember that the best thing to do is to educate yourself about what will cause flares and how to avoid them. There are multiple ways to mitigate symptoms including these 7 lifestyle habits that can improve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. 

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10 Specific Stomach Pains That Require Further Treatment

Category: Stomach Pain

We have all had our share of nasty stomach pains after overeating, eating undercooked food, or eating something that has spoiled. We recognize and suffer the consequences, and maybe we pop a couple of antacid pills and move on.  At other times our stomach pain can be a more serious situation, like these 10 specific stomach pains that require further treatment.

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What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health

We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!

If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes. 

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How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%

The old phrase “better safe than sorry” comes to mind when considering how red and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk by 20%.

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Early Prevention of Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.

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