Mar 11, 2021
We can all agree that it’s easier to stop by a fast food restaurant or pop open a bag of chips after a busy day at work than cook a healthy meal at home. The convenience factor outweighs all the rest. However, these convenient foods hav...
Mar 11, 2021
Today, screening for colorectal cancer is more important than ever. In general, a person’s lifetime risk for developing this type of cancer is about 1 in 25. That risk increases to more than 1 in 10 if someone has a family history.
Colorectal cancer is any cancer that affects the colon and rectum, located at the lower end of the digestive tract. Symptoms include changes in bowel habits, pain and bloating in the abdomen, fatigue or tiredness, and an unexplained iron deficiency.
If the idea of getting a colonoscopy sounds intimidating to you, you’re not alone. While this procedure seems uncomfortable, most patients don’t feel any pain. Additionally, this procedure can catch precancerous growths or signs of cancer before symptoms appear, meaning treatment can be more effective, and you can get back to doing what you love. Why Get a Colonoscopy?
If you’ve ever experienced a paper cut, you might have noticed that the surrounding skin turned warm and red. This is a natural response from your immune system, which sends a rush of blood to the area to deliver healing white blood cells. The same thing occurs when a sprained ankle swells or strep throat brings a fever. This process is known as inflammation. Inflammation:
Endoscopic procedures are a useful way to see inside the body and collect images that help your doctor gain a greater understanding of your health. There are several different types: colonoscopies focus on the colon and rectum, upper endoscopies focus on the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract, and ureteroscopies focus on the urethra, bladder, and ureter. Advanced