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  • Calling All Men Over 50

    As you age, your body undergoes many changes. New problems may surface, forcing you to take more care of your health. Apart from overall health issues such as maintaining healthy weight, BP, cholesterol and sugar levels, men may require to be aware of certain problems that could specifically affect them in old age. During this men’s awareness month, we at Greater Houston Gastroenterology call upon all men over 50 to get regular and timely screening of certain conditions that they may be prone to.

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  • Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer with Exercise

    Cancer of the colon, the last section of the intestine, is considered the third most common cancer that American men and women suffer from. After all the nutrients from food are digested in the small intestine, the colon or the large intestine absorbs water and prepares waste as stool for excretion. So, the kind of food you eat and the lifestyle you lead plays a major role in developing colon cancer; with a diet low in fiber and high in fat, a sedentary life and obesity acting as major contributors. Reduce your risk of colon cancer with exercises.

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  • Can Exercise Ease Your IBS?

    Exercise has been considered the magic pill for many simple and chronic conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common digestive condition that causes bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation and stomach cramps, is also one of these diseases that can be efficiently controlled by exercise. Exercise helps control symptoms, and emotional and physical triggers associated with IBS.

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  • The Facts About IBD

    Approximately 1.6 million Americans currently have IBD, a growth of about 200,000 since the last time CCFA reported this figure (in 2011). As many as 70,000 new cases of IBD are diagnosed in the United States each year. There may be as many as 80,000 children in the United States with IBD.

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  • Advances in Diagnosing GI Disorders

    The challenges in differential and accurate diagnosis, and the significance of timely detection of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions for optimal treatment outcomes has driven the need for better diagnostic tools and techniques.

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  • Foods to Avoid When You Have IBD

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as the name suggests is the inflammation of different parts of the bowel. This affects the process of digestion, absorption and nutrition, causing stomach pain, cramps, inability to retain food eaten (diarrhea, nausea or vomiting), and unintended loss of weight.

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  • What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

    The word cancer can bear heavily on almost everyone, but what is important is to look beyond this fear and learn more about the disease so one can make informed decisions about treatment and management for a better future.

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  • 1.6 Million Americans Have This, Are You One of Them?

    If you suffer from frequent abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue and weight loss, you may be one of the 1.6 million Americans suffering from a group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is characterized by chronic inflammation and damage to the digestive tract, compromising its function.

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