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Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes chronic inflammation. It can affect any part of your body, between the mouth and rectum. While similar to ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease typically occurs in patches along the gastrointestinal tract. If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, treatment is crucial for your health. However,

Irritable Bowl Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of IBS

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder that impacts the large intestine. Cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation can all be signs of IBS. This chronic condition requires long term treatment, however with diet and lifestyle management, or medicine, the symptoms and discomfort associated with this condition can be

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Colon Polyps

Colonic polyps are a precursor of colon cancer, the second deadliest type of cancer in the United States. These polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are small growths that can be found on the colon’s surface and the rectum. Polyps form when cell division occurs at higher than normal rate. However,

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Lactose Intolerance

Got milk? A famous tag line made popular with athletes, actors, and models promoted the American Dairy Council in the late 1990s. This iconic campaign made it cool to have a milk mustache. However, if you happen to be lactose intolerant, a milk mustache is the last thing you’d want.

Signs, Causes, and Treatments of an Enlarged Spleen

Your spleen is located behind your stomach and below your rib cage. As the largest organ of your lymphatic system, it filters blood as it circulates through the body. It is actually a critical part of your immune system. Combined with your lymph nodes, the spleen fights infections and prevents

What are Probiotics and What Do They Do?

Your digestive system is the home of your microbiome. Your microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that offers many health benefits for your neurological, immune, and gastrointestinal systems. Keeping the microbiome in your colon and other parts of your digestive system healthy is an important responsibility that is greatly influenced

Understanding the Stages of Colorectal Cancer

The American Cancer Society forecasts that over 53,000 people will die from colon cancer in 2020. While this is an alarming number, a colon cancer diagnosis can be managed and treated if caught early enough. Cancer occurs when the tissue in a part of your body multiplies out of control. Named for

Pancreas Health: What is a Lipase Test?

Your pancreas is an important part of your digestive and endocrine systems. It is responsible for regulating metabolism and sugar levels by producing insulin within the endocrine system. For the digestive process it secretes enzymes that aid in digestion. Because it plays such a key role in two systems, if