Gastroenterology

| Posted On Dec 26, 2019 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2019

As we look forward to a healthy 2020, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of 2019. Here’s a quick summary in case you happened to miss any of them!

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your provider may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. It’s important that you take your medication regularly and as instructed.

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| Posted On Mar 04, 2019 | By:

Colorectal Cancer: Prevention is Possible

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and as a gastroenterologist, I urge all of my patients to get educated about this cancer. The sobering facts are that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. However, the optimistic news is that colorectal cancer can be prevented or caught and treated early in many people through the screening tools we have,

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| Posted On Oct 31, 2017 | By:

Do You Suffer From Lactose Intolerance?

According to the National Institute for Health (NIH), approximately 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. Lactose is a natural sugar commonly found in milk and dairy products. Lactase is an enzyme found in the small intestines which breaks lactose down into more simple sugars to be absorbed into the body.  When there is a deficiency in lactase, undigested lactose in the intestines pulls in water and gets fermented by bacteria which results in gas production.

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| Posted On Mar 30, 2016 | By:

Colon Cancer and the Importance of Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, because colon cancer is often not caught until it is in its later stages, more than one third die from the disease.

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