Gastrointestinal / Gastroenterology Video Library-Part 4
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:39pm
Coping with GI Symptoms Category: Gastrointestinal Health Pain and bowel irregularities caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can make a marked impact on day-to-day living. Abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or alternating diarrhea and constipation, can be debilitating. Learn what IBS experts say are the many treatments that can make all the difference in the quality of life of the 40 million people living with this very common intestinal disorder.
Your Health and Your Insurance Category: Gastrointestinal Health Health insurance is important to everyone, especially people with chronic conditions like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Tune in to watch highlights from a panel discussion offering advice on how to handle problems with insurance providers.
Advocate Hlts. Category: Gastrointestinal Health Traveling to Washington to ask Congress to support legislation can be a powerful experience. Learn how hundreds of people went to the nation's capital to help gain support for a bill to increase funding for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.
Managing IBS Category: Gastrointestinal Health Some people with vague digestive symptoms needlessly suffer in silence believing there is no treatment. Abdominal discomfort, bloating, and either diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both, can be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Recent advances in the treatment of IBS make seeing a doctor the first step toward relief. Learn the many medical strategies used to treat this common intestinal disorder.
Bowel Symptoms and Bloating Category: Gastrointestinal Health Many people suffer from digestive problems that don't go away. Sometimes the problem is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This syndrome is marked by abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or alternating diarrhea and constipation. Although doctors don't know exactly what causes IBS, they have learned a great deal about the wide range of symptoms experienced by people with IBS.
Diagnosing IBS Category: Gastrointestinal Health Diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome today is often simpler than it has been in the past. Doctors used to focus on ruling out other diseases and conditions. Now, doctors turn most of their attention to a patient's symptoms. This change in approach can lead to a speedy diagnosis and quick start of therapy.
IBD Surgery Category: Gastrointestinal Health People with inflammatory bowel disease often face surgery. New techniques can speed recovery and reduce post-operative discomfort. Meet an 18-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, and follow along as she makes the decision to undergo laparoscopic surgery.
IBD and Genetics Category: Gastrointestinal Health Inflammatory bowel disease can run in families, so scientists have known for a long time genes are at least partially to blame. Listen to the story of one family's experience with Crohn's disease. And learn from Dr. Judy Cho about her breakthrough discovery of the first gene linked to IBD.
Stomach Ulcers Category: Gastrointestinal Health Not too long ago doctors thought stomach ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. In 1982 researchers discovered a bacteria that changed our understanding of peptic ulcer disease, opening a world of treatment and relief. Listen to gastroenterologists explain why stress, alcohol and spicy food are no longer blamed.
IBD Intro Category: Gastrointestinal Health Few diseases generate as many misconceptions as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Listen to host Bettina Gregory and two gastroenterologists get down to the basics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
IBD Cooking Category: Gastrointestinal Health The kitchen is where problems sometimes start and where solutions are often found for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). For the latest on food, nutrition and IBD, join host Bettina Gregory and two guests who share nutrition tips and special recipes for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Heartburn Medicine Strategies Category: Gastrointestinal Health Choosing heartburn medicines is easier if you know how they work against acid. In this program, experts explain the difference among common treatments.
Is Heartburn Medicine Working? Category: Gastrointestinal Health How do you know which heartburn medicine will bring you the best relief? Researchers studying acid reflux can tell us how they measure relief. But what does that mean for the millions of people who suffer occasional heartburn? Listen to gastroenterologists describe what they know about quelling the discomfort of heartburn.
Heartburn Category: Gastrointestinal Health Heartburn has millions of Americans running to the shelves of their supermarkets and drugstores to end their discomfort. Most of the time, over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes can provide relief. Listen in as doctors explain the symptoms of heartburn, when you can safely self-medicate, and what warning signs require medical evaluation.
Alcohol and Your Liver Category: Gastrointestinal Health Most people know that alcohol abuse can cause liver damage. But what exactly does alcohol do to your liver? And how much alcohol puts you at risk? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the ins and outs of alcoholic liver disease.
Heartburn and Night Pain Category: Gastrointestinal Health Heartburn can be a nuisance at any time of day, but for many people the greatest frustration happens at night. Not only can heartburn get in the way of a good night's sleep, but going to bed can actually make heartburn worse, even if you're on medication. Join our panel as they talk about nighttime heartburn, and what you can do to fight it.
Heartburn Facts Category: Gastrointestinal Health Most of us know what heartburn is like -- in fact, 60 million Americans feel that sharp, burning sensation in their chest at least once a month. But fewer people know what causes heartburn, or that it can be a symptom of a much more serious condition. Tune in to find out what everyone should know about heartburn.
Diverticular Disease Category: Gastrointestinal Health Diverticular disease is a common colon disorder, affecting approximately 50 percent of people in the United States by the age of 60. Few people, however, have noticeable symptoms and discovery of the disease is often coincidental. Why is this condition so hard to detect? Join our specialists as they focus on the issues.
Screening for Colon Cancer Category: Colon Cancer After the age of 50 every man and woman should start getting screened for colon cancer. Why? Colon cancer is considered the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but many cases can be cured if caught early. Still not convinced? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the benefits of screening, and describe the different options.
Surgery for Colon Cancer Category: Colon Cancer Surgery is one of the most common treatment options for patients with colorectal cancer. But there are many surgical techniques out there, each appropriate for different patients with different stages of cancer. How do you and your doctor determine the best procedure for you? Join our panel of specialists as they discuss the various available techniques, and when they should be used.
Colon Cancer Treatment Category: Colon Cancer Being diagnosed with colon cancer is hard news to receive. Deciding how to treat it can be even more challenging. Do you know all your choices? How do you know which is best for you? Who will help you make the right treatment decisions? Join our panel as they discuss the available options--from diagnosis to treatment--and walk you through some possible scenarios.
Colon Cancer Chemotherapy Category: Colon Cancer Although there are only a few agents available, chemotherapy is the most common form of treatment for colon cancer. What treatments are most effective, and when should they be used? What is the newest treatment available? What future agents are on the horizon? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest in chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.
Colon Cancer Screening Category: Colon Cancer Have you been told you should be screened for colorectal cancer but avoided it out of embarrassment or fear? It's a common reaction, but a dangerous one. Join our panel as they describe the various procedures for colon cancer screening, discuss who should get screened and explain why early detection can make a difference between life and death.
Treating Diarrhea Category: Gastrointestinal Health Diarrhea usually goes away on its own, but in some cases medication and other forms of treatment are necessary. What are the options? Join our panel of gastroenterologists as they discuss the various treatments for diarrhea.
Diarrhea Causes Category: Gastrointestinal Health Constant trips to the bathroom, burning, discomfort, we've all experienced diarrhea at one time or another. But why does it occur? Some say it's just the intestine's natural way to clean house. But in some cases diarrhea could mean something more serious. When should it become a health concern? Join our panel of specialists as they discuss diarrhea and its causes.
Intestinal Gas Category: Gastrointestinal Health Embarrassing, unpredictable and often uncomfortable, gas is a problem few people like to talk about. But everyone has a little gas now and then. When should you worry about having too much? Join our panel of gastroenterologists as they address this common and unpleasant problem.
Causes of Constipation Category: Gastrointestinal Health As anyone who has experienced it can tell you, constipation can be an uncomfortable and even painful condition. Many people experience it at one time or another and most of the time it goes away on its own. But what causes it in the first place? Join our panel of gastroenterologists as they discuss the causes of constipation and helpful ways to avoid it.