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6 Signs You May Have H Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that causes an array of stomach problems, including peptic ulcers. In this post, you’ll learn what symptoms to look for, so you can seek treatment before the infection causes more serious complications.
May 4th, 2023

Here’s How to Prepare at Home for Your Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colorectal cancer in its earliest stages. But before you have a colonoscopy, you need to completely clean out your colon. If you have an upcoming colonoscopy, here’s what your at-home prep will involve.
Apr 3rd, 2023

Why You Can Live Without Your Gallbladder

Your gallbladder plays an important role in digestion, storing bile and other digestive juices until they’re needed. Still, you can live without your gallbladder. If you’ve had yours removed, here’s what you need to do to stay healthy.
Mar 7th, 2023

Who’s a Candidate for ERCP?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a long name for an important procedure that's used to diagnose problems with your biliary system, which is a network of ducts that aids in digestion. Here’s when ERCP is used and how it works.
Feb 24th, 2023

Helping a Loved One With Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and emotional health. Having supportive loved ones in your corner can be an immeasurable help. Here’s what you can do to support your loved one with Crohn’s disease.
Dec 1st, 2022

The Worst Foods for Your Gastrointestinal System

Millions of Americans suffer from digestive disorders and the symptoms they cause. The good news is you may be able to reduce your symptoms by avoiding a few foods. Read on to learn what some of those foods are.
Nov 1st, 2022

5 Types of Hepatitis and How They are Treated

Hepatitis affects millions of Americans, and in some cases, it causes permanent liver damage. The problem is many people don’t know they’re infected. Here’s what you should know about the five major types of hepatitis infections.
Oct 1st, 2022

Is H. Pylori a Serious Problem?

H. pylori infections are a common cause of stomach ulcers, but that’s not the only way they can affect your health. Learn how these infections spread, what symptoms to look for, and why treating an infection now matters for your future health, too.
Sep 1st, 2022

Is Ulcerative Colitis Curable?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) can take a big toll on your life. Although the disease affects about 1 million Americans, many people don’t understand what UC is or why it occurs. Read on to learn what it is and whether or not it can be cured.
Aug 1st, 2022

7 Telltale Symptoms of GERD

A lot of people think gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn are the same. But while heartburn is certainly a symptom of GERD, GERD is much more complex — and much more serious. Here’s how to tell if you might have GERD.
Jul 1st, 2022

3 Important Facts About Colitis You Need to Know

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some very unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, with treatment, you can manage those symptoms and even improve your bowel health. If you have colitis, here are three things you should know.
Jun 1st, 2022

Living With Hepatitis

Hepatitis affects millions of people, and without medical care, it can cause serious — even life-threatening — complications. Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve your health and reduce your risks for complications.
May 1st, 2022

Common Diet Recommendations For Those Living With Crohn's Disease

The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can be debilitating, but the good news is, most patients can reduce those symptoms by paying attention to what they eat and drink. If you’re suffering from Crohn’s disease, here’s how modifying your diet could help.
Apr 12th, 2022

The Dangers of Putting Off That Colonoscopy

Deaths due to colorectal cancers have been steadily declining over the past few decades, in large part due to cancer screening through a colonoscopy. This potentially life-saving test is not as bad as you might think.
Mar 2nd, 2022