Living with IBD – Tips for Managing Your Symptoms

Living with IBD – Tips for Managing Your Symptoms

  Most people have stomach problems occasionally. Usually, it’s due to an infection or a virus and the discomfort is short-lived. But for those living with inflammatory bowel disease, the painful flare-ups can be a life-long struggle. It can quite literally affect...
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Who Should be Tested and How Often?

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Who Should be Tested and How Often?

With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Center for Digestive Health is providing people with helpful insight regarding colorectal health, including understanding colonoscopies, who should be screened and why, Colorectal Cancer risk and treatment, and...
How to tell if your stomach is not digesting food

How to tell if your stomach is not digesting food

Do you have a creeping suspicion that your stomach is not digesting your food normally? There could be several different reasons for this, including poor diet, lack of physical activity or an underlying medical condition affecting your digestive process. If you think...
Colon prep 101: Everything you need to know before your procedure

Colon prep 101: Everything you need to know before your procedure

A colonoscopy is a procedure that is performed on a patient by a gastrointestinal specialist so that the specialist can examine the condition of the inside of the colon. Colonoscopies are necessary to catch cancerous and precancerous polyps and screen for colorectal...
Probiotics: What do they actually do for gut health?

Probiotics: What do they actually do for gut health?

Ever bought a pack of yogurts at the store that was marketed as being a great source of probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be found in cultured foods like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, sourdough bread and many others. You may have heard...
What causes rectal bleeding and when to be concerned

What causes rectal bleeding and when to be concerned

Rectal bleeding is a symptom that can be attributed to a variety of conditions. It can be simply described as the occurrence of bleeding from the rectum or the presence of blood in the stool. Most often, the causes of rectal bleeding may be isolated and aren’t a major...
How long does it take for your food to digest?

How long does it take for your food to digest?

Digestion is an essential body function that is also interconnected with a large portion of the organs in your body. For digestion to occur, the parts of the gastrointestinal system must function together. When one of these parts becomes damaged or doesn’t function as...
What does a gastroparesis bowel movement look like, and should I be concerned?

What does a gastroparesis bowel movement look like, and should I be concerned?

Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the stomach. It’s sometimes also referred to as “delayed gastric emptying.” This condition affects an individual’s ability  to properly digest their food because the muscles in their stomach aren’t functioning as they should....
Does drinking water after you eat help or hinder your digestion?

Does drinking water after you eat help or hinder your digestion?

Drinking water is good for you. It’s that simple. About 60% of our bodies are made up of water, and it is what helps keep our bodies running smoothly. Not drinking enough water can cause joint pain, swelling from fluid retention, and constipation, just to name a few...
3 slightly off symptoms that you should actually see a digestive doctor for

3 slightly off symptoms that you should actually see a digestive doctor for

Digestive doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating digestive conditions that may be causing you disruptive amounts of discomfort or pain. If you haven’t yet seen a digestive specialist, but you are experiencing symptoms such as the ones provided in the bullet...