Prevent Cirrhosis by Quitting Alcohol

Monday, June 11th, 2012

It’s no secret that excessive alcohol use causes damage to the liver, and more specifically cirrhosis. Of course, there are other sources for liver damage, which can all be examined in a hepatology department. For cirrhosis that is caused by alcohol usage, this can be confirmed by performing a needle biopsy on the liver. The […]

Colon Cleansers: Are They Safe?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

It’s very easy to get caught up in latest diet and health products, because ultimately we all want to be our best selves possible. One product that seems to be running at full steam is the colon cleanser, which can be easily accessed online or in health stores like GNC. Problem is, according to research, […]

Tips for Preventing Cancer of the Esophagus

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Every day, there seems to be even newer tips for preventing cancer. In the medical community however, it’s proven that taken certain precautions will significantly reduce the risk of cancers related to the digestive system. This is backed by years of research and statistics, and include: Stop Smoking – it’s a much repeated advice for […]

How To Choose A Doctor For Colon Cancer

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Having colon cancer is a challenge, but it can be overcome with the right doctor by your side. Here are some things to consider when choosing a gastroenterologist or colon cancer specialist. Credentials: Check qualifications vigorously in terms of your gastroenterologist’s educational background, professional affiliations with the medical community, and where training was received. Years […]

The Liver and The Digestive System

Friday, May 4th, 2012

What does the liver have to do with the digestive system? Everything. The liver is important for: Cleaning the blood from toxins and waste The liver stores energy from foods consumed The liver produces bile, which is a digestive liquid necessary to: Absorb fats in the bloodstream Remove waste The liver is only one aspect […]

Protecting the Colon Health

Friday, May 4th, 2012

If you’re having irregular bowel movements and frequent constipation, your doctor will recommend visiting a gastroenterologist depending on the severity of symptoms. Here’s why you can’t live without the colon: • It is the main part of the digestive system • It helps to remove water and matters that are indigestible from the body • […]

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