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How to Treat an Impacted Bowel

How to Treat an Impacted Bowel

An impacted bowel is one of the more unpleasant digestive issues you can experience. Bowel obstruction symptoms occurs when a mass of dry, hard stool will not pass out of the colon or rectum. Bowel impaction can become a serious issue if not treated, and in extreme cases may even

The Best Tools for Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and fatigue—symptoms that can cause significant disruption in your daily life. However, with the right treatment, most IBD patients are able to keep their disease in check.

“The inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions

The Pros and Cons of Weight-Loss Surgery

As rates of obesity continue to rise in the U.S., more people are choosing weight-loss surgery to help them achieve a healthy weight. Nearly 200,000 Americans had weight-loss surgery in 2014, ac-cording to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

But, like any medical procedure, weight-loss surgery has risks and

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