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When Is It Time For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery?

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?  » Read more about: When Is It Time For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery?  »


When To Be Concerned About Constipation

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 more about: When To Be Concerned About Constipation  »


Are Probiotics Good For My GI Health?

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?  » Read more about: Are Probiotics Good For My GI Health?  »


Don’t Ignore Chronic Heartburn: The Risks of Untreated GERD

Don’t ignore chronic heartburn: the risks of untreated GERD are serious and can lead to multiple complications.  » Read more about: Don’t Ignore Chronic Heartburn: The Risks of Untreated GERD  »


The Link Between Stress And GI Issues

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.  » Read more about: The Link Between Stress And GI Issues  »


Causes And Risk Factors For Colorectal Cancer

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.  » Read more about: Causes And Risk Factors For Colorectal Cancer  »


The Dangers Of Hernias And Bowel Obstructions

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.  » Read more about: The Dangers Of Hernias And Bowel Obstructions  »


When To See A Gastroenterologist For Rectal Bleeding

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.  » Read more about: When To See A Gastroenterologist For Rectal Bleeding  »


Signs You May Need To Schedule A Colonoscopy

Yes, you have heard recently that younger adults are getting colon cancer. The numbers are rising at a rapid rate, like 51% since 1994. You may also know that the American Cancer Society now recommends screenings should start at age 45, even for those with average risk. In addition, not only are more younger people in their thirties and forties being diagnosed, but more are dying. If this is not enough to encourage you to schedule your screening,  » Read more about: Signs You May Need To Schedule A Colonoscopy  »


Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults: What Young People Should Know

An unprecedented number of younger adults are becoming diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Whereas the older population had been the main group at risk, now we are seeing some startling changes. Colorectal cancer is rising among young adults and here’s what young people should know.  » Read more about: Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults: What Young People Should Know  »