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May, 2020
Category

Colon Cancer

Can Colorful Eating Improve Colon Health?

Adding color to your diet – in the form of fruits and veggies, not food dyes – can improve your colon health, help you lose weight, ensure you get the nutrients you need, and even help to prevent colon cancer. In a recent Loma Linda study, a colorful and diverse diet that included a variety […]

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Apr, 2020
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Uncategorized

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids and how to handle them: By Dr. Kati Glockenberg What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged veins in the lower rectum and anus. They are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids come in two varieties, internal, which occur in the lower rectum, and external, which develop around […]

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29

Apr, 2020
Category

COVID-19

IBD and COVID-19

What You Need to Know By Dr. Jessica Kimmel Patients with COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV2, may experience gastrointestinal symptoms alone or in conjunction with respiratory symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal discomfort, which are often similar symptoms to those IBD patients experience related to their disease. If you develop […]

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Apr, 2020
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Constipation Consternation

Anyone who has ever been constipated knows how miserable this problem can be. Whether stools are hard, lumpy and painful to pass or seem rarely to make an appearance at all, irregular bowel habits can cause suffering and concern for men and women alike. There are several common causes of constipation, but one major predisposing […]

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15

Apr, 2020
Category

COVID-19

Gastrointestinal Symptoms and COVID-19

Can diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of taste be a sign of COVID 19? The answer is yes. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents with multiple symptoms. Many patients may not have the typical respiratory symptoms, instead, they may present with digestive symptoms. Up to 25% of COVID patients present with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, […]

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Is Stress Impacting My IBS?

Stress levels over the last month in this country have been some of the highest we’ve seen. Not only are rates of depression up but for people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), rates of gastrointestinal difficulty are also higher than normal. That’s no surprise – there’s a direct link between the brain and […]

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Traveling with IBS

Traveling with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is possible. If you’re making travel plans for spring break or summer travel, don’t let IBS stop you. IBS is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to cramping, abdominal pain, gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel pattern. For people with IBS, traveling can be challenging, especially air […]

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Feb, 2020
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Blog Colon Cancer

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month happens every March to help educate people about the risk of colorectal cancer and the benefits of early detection. While more than 49,000 people a year lose their lives to colorectal cancer, early detection can make a difference. When caught early, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the color or […]

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Jan, 2020
Category

Uncategorized

Long Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy: Are We At Risk?

Julie A. Foont, MD Many patients ask about the possible risks associated with long term Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy, including medications such as omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole. We know that these agents have been highly effective in the treatment of symptoms attributable to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and that they may also potentially mitigate […]

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Is Crohn’s Disease Curable?

Crohns disease | Gotham Gastroenology

Crohn’s disease has no cure, but it can be managed with diet and lifestyle changes, medication, and in some cases, surgery. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) marked by an abnormal response by the body’s immune system. For the more than a million people who suffer with Crohn’s, seeking treatment is essential, since […]

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