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BOWEL CANCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm * Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. * Age and health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. * Possible signs of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits or blood in the stool. * Tests that examine the rectum, rectal tissue, and blood are used to detec ... Read on »
Health Tips for February 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Watch For Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus may occur as a complication of gastroesphageal reflux disease (indigestion). When stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, it can cause changes in the esophageal lining, triggering Barrett's esophagus. In some cases, it can lead to cancer. The American Academy of Family Physicia ... Read on »
What Your Poop Says About You by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 21 May 2011 12:00am Is there such thing as “quality poop”? What you see in the toilet, and what your bathroom experience is, can say a lot about your health or lack thereof. Digestion in a nutshell To get to the “end” we have to start at the beginning.  Your BM starts its journey as food. Food starts off  in the mouth getting chewed and mixed w ... Read on »
Understanding Bowel Movements by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Much to the chagrin and embarrassment of CF patients everywhere, bowel movements are an important part of our lives. In many ways our bowel movements serve as a benchmark that lets us know how things are going, so to speak, with our digestive systems. Cystic fibrosis patients with pancreatic insufficiency should be especially aware of all thi ... Read on »
PEPTIC ULCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers are common: One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in his or her life. One cause of peptic ulcer is bacterial infection, but some ulcers are caused by long-term use of nonster ... Read on »
Duodenal Ulcers by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers are common: One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in his or her life. One cause of peptic ulcer is bacterial infection, but some ulc ... Read on »
Bleeding in the Digestive Tract by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Bleeding in the digestive tract is a symptom of a disease rather than a disease itself. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions, some of which are life threatening. Most causes of bleeding are related to conditions that can be cured or controlled, such as ulcers or hemorrhoids. The cause of bleeding may not ... Read on »
Stop Bleeding Naturally With Traditional Chinese Medicine- Yunnan Baiyao by Mind Body Spirit .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 10:14am There is nothing more panic-inducing than seeing blood where it shouldn't be; that is - anywhere other than coursing through your veins. Women are used to seeing blood monthly during their menses, but other than that, blood belongs inside one's body. Cuts can usually be dealt with easily, if you haven't chopped off a limb, but when you see blood ... Read on »
What Screening Tests Are Available For Colon Cancer? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Screening for colorectal cancer involves special tests performed on people who have no symptoms of a particular illness. Good screening tests are: Safe Relatively inexpensive Proven effective in detecting the disease at an early stage and reducing the death rate from that disease Current screening tests for co ... Read on »
And yet two more trips to the ER! by Kelly Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:28pm Well, what is worse than going to the Emergency Room on the Friday night before Memorial Day Weekend? Try going to the ER twice in one day a week later! I’m beginning to wonder if Jenelle thinks the ER is her second home. We certainly have our own private doctor and nurse there who definitely remember us each time, which makes it easier. Earl ... Read on »