Anyone can develop colon polyps, and in fact 30% of those over the age of 50 have them regardless of ethnicity or gender. Some percentage of these polyps can become cancerous. We get screened for colon cancer to catch them early and have them removed before they can turn into cancerous tumors. What are the main causes of colon polyps?Read More »What Are the Main Causes of Colon Polyps?
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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?Read More »Are Colonoscopies Painful?
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?Read More »Do Hernia Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women?
If you have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, we know you’re wondering if there is a cure. Unfortunately, not at this time, but 70% of… Read More »Is There a Cure for Ulcerative Colitis?
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.Read More »How to Relieve GERD Without Medication
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.Read More »8 Silent Signs You Have A Hernia
If you frequently take one of the popular over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin, Advil, or Aleve, you could be playing Russian Roulette with your stomach. Known as NSAIDS, these meds, along with other risk factors, can lead to peptic ulcer disease. Let us provide some help understanding peptic ulcer disease.Read More »Understanding Peptic Ulcer Disease
If you are pregnant or know you have eaten some spoiled food, you’re not surprised if you throw up. When there doesn’t seem to be any logical reason for your nausea and vomiting, seeing a specialist is a wise next step. This is especially true if it continues for more than a couple of weeks. This is a prime example when to see a gastroenterologist for frequent nausea.Read More »When To See A Gastroenterologist For Frequent Nausea
Celiac disease creates an autoimmune reaction in your small intestine to eating gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. It can be difficult to diagnose because it affects people so differently, and in fact, there are 200 known celiac symptoms. We will look at 10 signs you may have celiac disease focusing on the most prominent.Read More »10 Signs You May Have Celiac Disease