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 […]
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 […]
If you live with Crohn’s Disease, you probably know that eating certain foods can trigger digestion issues. Having a special diet plan, avoiding certain foods, can prevent these triggers and allow intestinal healing.
Most people who experience heartburn after eating unhealthy, greasy foods may take over-the-counter medications and wait for the discomfort to go away.
Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues. While most people know that smoking can have negative effects on your lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, many are unaware that it greatly impacts colorectal health.
Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives that […]
Coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up, but can it actually help prevent cancer?
Detecting a Gallbladder Attack We’ve all experienced stomach pain, heartburn, and bad back pain after over-indulging in unhealthy, greasy foods. Most of the time, this pain passes once the food has time to settle. But some people become so concerned about their symptoms that they end up going to the ER. More often than not, […]