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  • How to Know if You Need a Colonoscopy

    How to Know if You Need a Colonoscopy

    Getting a colonoscopy is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or spot colon cancer. Some people are hesitant to undergo a colonoscopy because of the preparation involved before the procedure. You must go on a clear-liquid diet for 24 hours and take a laxative the night before the procedure. But the temporary inconvenience is well worth the risk as colonoscopy can save lives. Here’s how to know if you need a colonoscopy.

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  • Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease

    Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease

    Fatty liver is a medical condition where excess fat builds up in the liver. The medical term for this condition is hepatic steatosis. Too much fat in your liver can lead to inflammation, scarring, and liver failure. Here are some of the symptoms of fatty liver disease:

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  • Effective Strategies to Help You Lose the Holiday Weight

    Effective Strategies to Help You Lose the Holiday Weight

    Most people find themselves carrying a few extra pounds around their midsection by the end of the holiday season, perhaps a consequence of indulging one-too-many sweets or other calorie-rich comfort foods. But come the New Year and it’s time to get back to the leaner and fitter you. Here are some effective strategies to help you lose the holiday weight:

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  • How to Identify a Food Sensitivity?

    How to Identify a Food Sensitivity?

    Food sensitivity, also known as food intolerance, is when you have trouble with digestion of specific foods. It is a gastrointestinal condition and shouldn’t be confused with a food allergy which involves the immune system. Here’s how to identify a food sensitivity:

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  • Strategies to help You to Stick to Your Diet during the Holidays

    Strategies to help You to Stick to Your Diet during the Holidays

    Although most Americans tend to put on a few extra pounds during the holidays, it doesn’t necessarily have to be so. Having a plan to help you navigate through the holidays season is probably the best thing you can do to avoid weight gain. Here are a few strategies for your consideration:

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  • How do Antibiotics Affect Your Gastrointestinal System?

    How do Antibiotics Affect Your Gastrointestinal System?

    Have you ever wondered why antibiotics cause gastrointestinal side effects? Antibiotics come from natural sources and are used to fight against bacterial infections. The problem is there are good and bad bacteria living inside your gastrointestinal system. It’s when the good bacteria are killed along with the bad that we experience gastrointestinal side effects.

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  • Red Flags to Look for after Your Orbera Procedure

    Red Flags to Look for after Your Orbera Procedure

    Orbera is the world’s #1 weight loss balloon that can help patients lose up to 3 times more weight when compared to diet and exercise alone. It is a safe, FDA-approved system with proven results. However, complications can and do occur on rare occasions.

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  • Can Avoiding Dairy Help Heal My Gastrointestinal Issues?

    Can Avoiding Dairy Help Heal My Gastrointestinal Issues?

    Do you experience abdominal discomfort, cramping pain, bloating, gas, or diarrhea within 30 minutes or 2 hours after consuming dairy products? You could be one of the 30 million to 50 million Americans who suffer from lactose intolerance.

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  • 5 tips to Help You Live with Ulcerative Colitis

    5 tips to Help You Live with Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis is an unpredictable, chronic gastrointestinal condition characterized by diarrhea, blood in the stool, and abdominal pain. Symptoms might disappear for weeks or months and suddenly flare up when least expected. The problem isn’t just physical.

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  • Will Drinking Water Help Me Lose Weight?

    Will Drinking Water Help Me Lose Weight?

    About 60% of your body is made up of water. It plays a vital role in almost all body functions. Reduction in your body’s water content by just 2% can result in significant physical impairment. One of the many benefits of making sure you are drinking enough water is that it can help you lose weight.

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