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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|

Raising Awareness for Treatment and Prevention of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, or colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores or ulcers. This can cause discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon. By increasing awareness about this condition, we can potentially prevent its onset [...]

2024-01-05T03:19:05-05:00November 16th, 2023|Ulcerative Colitis Treatment|

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|

Early Detection Matters: The Crucial Role of Colorectal Cancer Screening

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 [...]

2024-04-25T02:11:08-04:00September 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 [...]

Physical Effects and Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Physical Effects and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the digestive system. It can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms, many of which may require medical attention. This article will discuss the physical effects and symptoms associated with [...]

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