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Recognizing 5 Typical Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. It primarily affects the innermost lining of the colon and rectum, leading to persistent discomfort and complications. Recognizing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis is the first step toward getting effective treatment. Here [...]

2024-02-01T00:17:40-05:00January 30th, 2024|Latest News, Ulcerative Colitis Treatment|

Understanding Polyps: Do They Increase the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

Polyps are small, benign growths that can develop in various parts of the body, including the colon. Although most polyps are benign, it is important to understand that certain types can increase the risk of colorectal cancer. This article will delve into the details of polyps, their connection to colorectal [...]

Beating Fatty Liver: Your Guide to Diet and Lifestyle Change

Fatty liver is the most common form of chronic liver disease. It affects approximately 25 percent of the world's population. Fortunately, a combination of a healthy diet and lifestyle changes can help manage -- and even reverse -- this condition. A diet rich in vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats, [...]

2024-01-10T04:56:35-05:00December 29th, 2023|Fatty Liver Disease, Latest News|

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common yet often overlooked condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It's characterized by a persistent backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, causing discomfort and potentially leading to more serious complications if left untreated. With a comprehensive understanding of its symptoms, causes, [...]

Preventing Colorectal Cancer: Dietary and Lifestyle Changes That Can Help

Colorectal cancer remains a significant public health concern across the globe, especially in Hampton Roads, Va. where the occurrence of colorectal cancer is high. However, with a few dietary and lifestyle changes, we can reduce the risk. Colorectal cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, is a type of cancer [...]

2024-01-05T03:22:46-05:00November 30th, 2023|Colon, Latest News|

Traveling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tips for Managing Symptoms on the Go

Whether you're planning an outing in Virginia Beach or setting off on a worldwide adventure, traveling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can seem daunting. But, with the right planning and precautions, you can manage your symptoms and enjoy your journey. Understand Your Triggers One of the first steps to managing [...]

2024-01-05T03:16:53-05:00October 30th, 2023|IBD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Latest News|

IBS vs IBD: A Comparative Analysis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - two common gastrointestinal conditions - are often mistaken for each other due to the similarity in their names. However, these diseases vary significantly in terms of their causes, symptoms, and treatments. If you're seeking expert guidance on managing IBS in [...]

The Role of Genetics in Colorectal Cancer: Are You at Higher Risk?

Colorectal cancer poses a significant health concern in Chesapeake, as well as worldwide, impacting numerous individuals annually. Understanding the role that genetics play in colorectal cancer risk is fundamental in taking preventive measures and seeking early treatment. But what exactly does being genetically predisposed mean, and how does it impact [...]

2024-01-05T03:17:55-05:00September 29th, 2023|Colon, Latest News|

The Importance of Early Detection in Colorectal Cancer: Why Screening is Crucial

Colorectal cancer is a serious health concern, but early detection can often make a significant difference in treatment outcomes. Because early detection is key in preventing and curing colon cancer, the importance of colorectal cancer screening cannot be overstated. The primary benefit of early colorectal cancer screening lies in its [...]

2024-01-05T03:15:33-05:00September 15th, 2023|Colon, Latest News|

Why Awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Matters

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are two of the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD, affect millions of people around the world. While Crohn's and UC have been relatively well-known for some time, there are still many misconceptions [...]

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