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What You Should Know About C. diff

C. difficile (Clostridium difficile) is an infection that should be talked about more often than it is despite the fact that it infects half a million Americans each year.

Jun 13th, 2019
Treating Chronic Diarrhea

Diarrhea is very common. When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements are loose and watery. In most cases, diarrhea lasts a couple of days.

Jun 12th, 2019
Symptoms of a Gallstone

Gallstones are a very common problem. You're at risk of developing gallstones if you're overweight or obese, female, or 40 or over.

Jun 12th, 2019
Do I Have Hemorrhoids?

Wondering if you have hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are very common, especially among people ages 45 to 75. Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen veins around the anus or in the lower rectum.

Jun 12th, 2019
Your Diet Affects More Than Your Waistline

Unfortunately, many of us eat the foods we crave before thinking about how it affects our digestive health. Your digestive health is directly impacted by the lifestyle you live and the foods you eat.

Jun 12th, 2019
What is Diverticulitis?

What is diverticulitis? Normally, we pay no attention to our large intestines, but if you have symptoms of diverticulitis, you're well aware of your bowel.

Jun 12th, 2019
What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes severe and even bloody diarrhea that can result in abdominal pain and unexpected weight loss.

Jun 11th, 2019
What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Do you find that most mealtimes end up being ruined by gnawing, nagging heartburn? While most people will experience heartburn at some point during their lifetime...

Jun 11th, 2019
Common Signs of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage.

Jun 11th, 2019
The Hepatitis C Renaissance

Hepatitis C Facts ~3.5 million Americans live with HCV infection. >15,000 Americans will become infected with HCV every year. >15,000 Americans will die every year from complications of HCV.

Jun 11th, 2019
Managing Your Chronic Heartburn

Got heartburn? Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is a form of indigestion felt as a burning pain in the chest. It's caused when stomach acid flows up into your esophagus.

Jun 11th, 2019
What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Though many people never know they have one due to lack of symptoms, a hiatal hernia can cause complications which can affect your daily life.

Jun 11th, 2019
Signs You May Have a Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers, or stomach ulcers, are breaks or holes in the lining of the stomach. An ulcer in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer. An ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer.

Jun 11th, 2019
What is Barrett's Esophagus?

If you’ve been dealing with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and you have either been ignoring your symptoms or haven’t been able to get them under control then you could end up dealing with Barrett’s esophagus...

Jun 11th, 2019
What Are Polyps?

A polyp: you may have heard of this condition, but remain unsure on what exactly it is. Most commonly developed in the colon, polyps are small clumps of cells that grow inside various parts of the body.

Jun 11th, 2019
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a condition affecting the large intestine or colon. It is associated with a variety of symptoms, including abdominal discomfort and diarrhea.

Jun 11th, 2019
Diverticulitis: What Is it and How to Treat it

Diverticulitis is a condition in which small pouches or sacs called diverticula form in the large intestine, or colon, and become inflamed. When the sacs are inflamed, they can bulge outward and cause abdominal pain and discomfort.

Jun 11th, 2019
Colon Cancer Screening

One of the most effective screening methods for detecting the earliest signs of colorectal cancer is through a colonoscopy.

Jun 11th, 2019
Dealing With Indigestion

Suffering from indigestion? Most people have indigestion at some point in their lives. Indigestion, also called dyspepsia, is defined as a persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen.

Jun 11th, 2019
Dealing With Lactose Intolerance

When people experience frequent bouts of flatulence, abdominal bloating, cramps, and diarrhea, it's disconcerting and sometimes unpredictable.

Jun 11th, 2019
Living With Crohn's Disease

If you are someone with Crohn’s disease, we don’t need to tell you how impactful this chronic condition can be.

Jun 11th, 2019