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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that many Americans live with every day.
That burning in your chest and bitter taste of stomach acid regurgitated back into your mouth can be a rather unpleasant end to an otherwise delightful dinner.
If you frequently suffer from acid reflux, you already know all about the uncomfortable pains and burning sensations in your chest that come with this common condition. These symptoms normally occur when you consume something that you know will bring them on, yet you proceed to scarf down that delicious food, deciding you will deal with the consequences later.
Most people don’t look forward to things like a colonoscopy, but contrary to popular belief, prepping for a colonoscopy does not have to be a time filled with anxiety or fear.
Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.