The presence of blood anywhere is usually disconcerting, including when it shows up in your stool. Not only is rectal bleeding common, it can develop due to a wide range of causes, which we’ve narrowed down here.
For the half a million Americans living with Crohn’s disease, nutrition plays no small role in managing the condition. If you’re living with Crohn’s disease, these diet recommendations can go a long way toward your comfort.
Most of us experience constipation from time to time, and there’s no cause for alarm. Ongoing difficulties achieving regular and satisfying defecation, however, are a different matter and can usually benefit from professional help.
You’ve been told it’s time for a very important cancer screening — a colonoscopy — and you want to know a little more about this quick-and-easy procedure. To help you prepare, let’s take a look from start to finish.
A bit of heartburn after eating isn't a big deal, but if it affects your everyday life, you may have GERD, a chronic condition with other uncomfortable symptoms. Here’s how lifestyle changes can relieve your discomfort.
If you experience abdominal pain or cramping, feel bloated or nauseous, get gassy, or have diarrhea after you drink milk or eat ice cream, you may be lactose intolerant. Find out what causes this common problem, and learn what you can do about it.
When you live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), making the right dietary choices can be challenging. Knowing which foods you should avoid requires you to pay close attention to your diet and how your body reacts to it.
When constipation goes from a temporary problem to a persistent condition, it’s time to seek professional care. Explore the common complications of chronic constipation, and find out the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment.
Diarrhea can be a symptom of an infectious illness, a side effect of medication, or a persistent sign of serious bowel disease. Find out when diarrhea warrants immediate medical care or an in-depth professional evaluation.
A persistent problem with unpredictable effects, IBS can be difficult to manage without expert guidance and a customized care approach. Learn how you can find lasting pain relief through a supporting alternative treatment like medical marijuana.
Colorectal cancer may be deadly, but it’s also highly treatable or even preventable in its early stages — thanks to regular screenings. Explore the newly released colonoscopy guidelines, and determine if you’re due for your next screening.
A liver biopsy may no longer be the gold standard for diagnosing fatty liver disease. With advances in technology, the Fibroscan® 502 Touch imaging system may soon be the new go-to diagnostic test. Click here to learn more.
While surgery isn’t always a welcome thought, gallbladder surgery can very well be one if the small organ is causing considerable pain. Here’s a look at some key signs that gallbladder surgery may be your best path forward.
Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.