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.
The gallbladder is a tiny sac-like organ no larger than four inches located just below the liver. As long as it is functioning properly, most of us don’t even know it’s there. When there is a gallbladder issue, it can cause mild to severe pain and a number of other problems. Here’s some useful information, […]
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 1.4 million Americans. It causes an abnormal response that triggers inflammation in the digestive tract.. Though Crohn’s disease is hard to diagnose, the most common symptoms include watery diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and low iron levels. Much like a lot […]
Crohn’s Disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that attacks people in different ways. It’s not the kind of issue many are likely to talk much about due to the debilitating symptoms and how it affects lives. Because Crohn’s disease involves such a large swath of the gastrointestinal tract, the symptoms one may experience will […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that normally starts in early adulthood and affects 20% of the population, yet no one really knows what causes it. It’s perplexing for sure since we don’t know exactly why someone experiences the symptoms, but we can learn about 8 factors that increase your risk for irritable bowel […]
Your gastrointestinal tract is home to many good kinds of bacteria, including trillions of microbiota. This bacteria helps to keep your gut healthy but is not alone in its efforts. Two other substances are known as prebiotics and probiotics also exist within your GI tract, but what exactly are they and how are they any […]
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated as GERD, is a common condition that involves stomach acid frequently flowing up into the esophagus. GERD can also cause other related conditions, such as Barrett’s esophagus, which is a condition that results in healthy esophageal tissue to become damaged to the point where it more closely resembles tissue of the […]
Heartburn and a heart attack can exhibit some very similar symptoms, but these two conditions are certainly not the same. Be able to recognize the difference between the two with these helpful tips.
Heartburn is a very common symptom of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. It typically starts with a burning sensation in your chest which can become quite painful. Most of us have had heartburn at least once in our lives, but when it becomes a frequent occurrence and interrupts our sleep, we should take […]