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What Can Trigger Crohn’s Disease?

What can trigger Crohn’s Disease? Many individuals may not be aware that this condition has specific triggers that can set off symptoms. It may come as a surprise that individuals with Crohn’s disease experience periods of remission, during which they are symptom-free, followed by the return of the disease, known as flare ups, accompanied by uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms. We will explain more about what this disease is and what can cause flare ups.

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Colonoscopy Guide: When to Prep & Making It More Bearable

Colorectal cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, however, it doesn’t have to remain this status through proactive measures. Regular screenings for individuals aged 45 or older have the potential to prevent at least one-third of deaths attributed to colon cancer. While most people don’t look forward to their regular colonoscopy, taking steps to understand when to prepare and how to make it more bearable can help alleviate your anxiety.

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Are Colonoscopies Painful?

If you have heard people complaining about colonoscopies and dreading another, it’s not about the procedure itself. Most likely they are complaining about the preparation on the day before the colonoscopy. You must clean out your colon prior to the test, and that can be uncomfortable. Pick up a package of medicated wipes to get you through the day. It’s not as bad as some people make it out to be. Now the big question: are colonoscopies painful?

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Do Hernia Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women?

Most physicians believe you have a greater chance of getting a hernia as you get older. This is true for both men and women. Hernias are weak places in muscle walls that allow internal organs to protrude. They don’t heal on their own and must be surgically repaired. However, becoming aware you have one can differ between the sexes. Do hernia symptoms differ between men and women?

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How to Relieve GERD Without Medication

Besides having a terrible nightmare, the next worst wake up is from acid coming up from your stomach into your mouth during the night. This is known as GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. If this wake up happens to you at least twice a week, you probably are suffering from GERD. Maybe you keep over-the-counter medications on hand, but let’s explore how to relieve GERD without medication.

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8 Silent Signs You Have A Hernia

Most of us think of a hernia as a visible bulge in the abdomen. This is certainly true, but there are other symptoms of a hernia that can present as something entirely different. Be cautious, and don’t ignore them or self-diagnose thinking your symptoms are insignificant.

Some untreated hernias can be quite dangerous. Let’s look at 8 silent signs you may have a hernia.

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