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Colonoscopy: Before, During, & After the Procedure

Most people experience some anxiety before getting a colonoscopy. They may have heard horror stories about the bowel prep. They may feel embarrassed about the procedure or simply fearful of the unknown.

These feelings are entirely normal. But learning more about the procedure and what to expect can help put some of your concerns to rest.

The technique and sedation used during a colonoscopy vary between patients and doctors. Making sure you see a qualified gastroenterologist can help give you peace of mind.

This article will clarify what occurs before, during, and after a colonoscopy. We hope to show that this procedure is often much easier than you think.


By |2022-01-24T12:42:57-06:00January 24th, 2022|colon cancer, Colonoscopy|Comments Off on Colonoscopy: Before, During, & After the Procedure

Blood in Stool: What Does It Mean?

Blood in the stool can take on many forms. You may notice streaks of blood in the stool or the toilet bowl. You may also see changes in stool color. Sometimes, the only sign of bleeding may be a few red specks on your toilet paper.

Experiencing rectal bleeding can be alarming. Especially when you don’t know what’s causing it. But seeing a doctor can help you address this problem and reclaim control over your health.

This article will first highlight when you should see a doctor for rectal bleeding. We’ll also discuss the potential causes of blood in stool and the signs you should look out for. Lastly, we’ll outline how to diagnose rectal bleeding.

By |2022-01-24T12:46:03-06:00December 10th, 2021|Digestive Health|Comments Off on Blood in Stool: What Does It Mean?

Esophageal Cancer: Reduce Your Risk

Esophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, the incidence of some types of esophageal cancer is on the rise.

With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of certain factors that can put you at greater risk.

This article will discuss what esophageal cancer is and what causes it. We’ll also highlight how you can lower your likelihood of esophageal cancer.


By |2022-01-24T12:44:10-06:00November 16th, 2021|Acid Reflux, Digestive Health|Comments Off on Esophageal Cancer: Reduce Your Risk

10 Ways to Avoid Heartburn

Football season is finally here! For many people, this means grilling out, constant snacking, and staying up late watching Sunday night football.

Now that the season is in full swing, you may be noticing a familiar theme. And, no, I’m not talking about your team’s record. I’m talking about heartburn.

Sometimes, certain lifestyle choices can wreak havoc on your digestive system. This article will discuss how to avoid heartburn so you can enjoy game day pain-free.


By |2021-10-14T07:15:30-05:00October 13th, 2021|Acid Reflux|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Avoid Heartburn

When Digestive Issues Require a Doctor’s Visit

Digestive issues like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn are uncomfortable symptoms that we all experience at one time or another. But if these symptoms persist for more than a few days or weeks, it’s a sign that you should see a doctor.

When it comes to digestive issues, it’s often in your best interest to make an appointment with a specialist.

This article will discuss what a gastroenterologist is and when to make an appointment for common digestive issues. We’ll also discuss non-invasive procedures that we can perform to diagnose and treat certain conditions. Lastly, we’ll outline how you can prepare for your gastroenterologist appointment.


By |2021-09-13T09:58:13-05:00September 9th, 2021|Bloating, colon cancer, Digestive Health, hemorrhoids|Comments Off on When Digestive Issues Require a Doctor’s Visit

5 Tips to Avoid Stomach Issues When Traveling

Have you ever felt bloated, constipated, or nauseous when traveling? If so, it’s something you don’t want to repeat!

Vacations should be about exploring your destination, trying local foods, and spending time with friends and family — not your stomach issues.

Sometimes, all the changes that come with traveling can create a perfect storm that disrupts your digestion. This article will discuss how you can avoid unwanted stomach issues on your next trip.