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Foods That Cause Inflammation

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), or other inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause of vague symptoms like fatigue, runny

Ease Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation are symptoms common to several different conditions, one of which is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But recognizing IBS isn’t always easy, since many of its symptoms are common to several other medical conditions.
Diagnosing IBS
The official definition of IBS is recurrent abdominal pain or

A Colonoscopy Might Save Your Life

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among American adults, even though there is a highly accurate test—a colonoscopy—that can treat as well as diagnose it.

If you are at low risk for colon cancer, you are advised to schedule your first colonoscopy at age 50. However, many

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Colorectal Cancer Has a High Cure Rate If It’s Detected Early

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

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

A Colonoscopy Is One of the Most Effective Screening Tools for Cancer

A colonoscopy is one of the best ways to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third most diagnosed cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer death among adults.

However, many women still avoid the procedure, mostly out of fear, says Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

There are a number of risk factors for cancer, some under our control, some not. Those not under our control include age, medical history, race, or ethnicity; some populations, including African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives have greater risk than other ethnic groups. But other contributing causes—lifestyle choices—are under

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