Tips for Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Learning that you or a loved one have esophageal cancer can be a frightening idea to come to terms with. There are many several reasons that the cancer can appear though no sure-fire ways to prevent it. While the esophageal variety occurs more commonly in those that drink heavily, smoke, have a small intake of … Read more
What Can Be Done for Cirrhosis of the Liver?
April is Alcohol Awareness month, a time that is used to spread alcoholism awareness and related complications. It’s a time to learn more about the effects that liquor can have on the body and how health can be affected by an increased intake in consumption of alcoholic beverages. Cirrhosis of the liver is one of … Read more
What is Colon Cancer and Why Should I Get a Colonoscopy?
If during your most recent checkup the words “Colonoscopy” and “Colon Cancer” were thrown around, you might be worried. Stay calm though, often doctors will advise patients to get a colonoscopy as a routine procedure to help in preventing colon cancer or being able to catch it in the early stages. What is colon cancer? … Read more
Don’t Let Your Hernia get This Large!
Unless you are a medical professional, you may not have an idea as to what a hernia is and how it is caused. Maybe a friend mentioned a hernia after you complained about severe chest coughs, heartburn, or pain from lifting a heavy object, and now you are worried you may have one. This guide … Read more
What Are the Early Signs of Colon Cancer?
The large intestine, or colon, is about 4 feet long and exists to absorb nutrients from food and break it down. The colon absorbs fluids and electrolytes to concentrate the fecal material. It also stores fecal matter until the body is ready to eliminate it. Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is especially dangerous because of … Read more
Why Would You Need to See a Gastroenterologist?
Gastroenterologists are trained to examine and manage issues relating to digestion. Having any kind of pain in the belly could be a warning sign that something is wrong; therefore, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any serious problems and get treated for conditions that affect the digestive tract. If you notice … Read more
The Basics of Liver Disease
From pollution to pesticides, it is easy to breathe in or ingest a variety of unhealthy chemicals that are found in the environment. Fortunately, the liver has a remarkable ability to cleanse the blood of the many toxins that people come in contact with every day. The liver is the largest solid organ in the … Read more
Esophageal Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
The esophagus is a hard-working muscle that has an important responsibility: moving food from the mouth to the stomach. It is approximately 10 inches long, and it is shaped like a tube. The innermost layer of the esophagus is called the mucosa, and the outermost layer is made of muscle. In-between, there is an additional … Read more