Hemorrhoids & Blood in Stool / Toilet

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Hemorrhoids

Almost three out of four adults will experience hemorrhoids at least periodically during their lifetime. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, external hemorrhoids form under the skin around the anus. Women who are pregnant are more likely to get hemorrhoids. The likelihood that hemorrhoids will […]

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September is Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Obesity

According to the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled on a global level since 1975. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more. Obese individuals have a higher risk of developing other serious conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Obesity means having too much body fat, it’s more complicated […]

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Gastroparesis Treatment Options

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a rare condition in which the stomach fails to work properly. It’s responsible for moving food through the upper digestive tract using strong contractions. When you suffer from gastroparesis, the stomach isn’t able to move contents into the small intestine. This can cause symptoms like vomiting, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, and reflux.  Diagnosing […]

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