Digestive Health

Gastrointestinal Disorders and Oral Health

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  If you have any of these conditions, make sure that your dentist has an up-to-date list of all the medicines you take. This should include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, such as antacids. It also should include vitamins, herbs and other nutritional supplements. Having this list will help your dentist avoid drug interactions or side effects. For example, antacids ... Read More »

Gastritis

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  Gastritis is a condition where the stomach lining is inflamed. The stomach lining contains glands that produce stomach acid and other digestive enzymes. These help the body break down food. A thick layer of mucus is also produced by the stomach lining. This mucus layer protects the stomach lining from acid and digestive enzymes, which can cause damage to ... Read More »

Colorectal Cancer Screenings on the Rise

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting American men and women. Out of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death. A recent study published online in the medical journal Cancer, indicates that colon cancer screening rates in ... Read More »

Could IBS Affect Your Mental Health?

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 10-15% percent of U.S. adults. The physical symptoms most commonly associated with IBS are abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, and constipation. IBS is a functional disorder, which means it is a medical condition that negatively affects the body’s normal functions, however, no structural defects are apparent ... Read More »

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Colitis

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A nagging stomachache, diarrhea and nausea are symptoms that can lead to a number of different diagnoses from food poisoning to the stomach flu. Those symptoms can also indicate Colitis, an inflammation of the colon (large intestine) that can be caused by an infection, poor blood supply, or an autoimmune reaction. Additional symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody stools ... Read More »

Gluten at the Office: Tricks for a Clean Escape

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It’s midmorning at the office, still an hour before lunch, when you feel your stomach start to rumble. Hunger makes it harder to concentrate, so you get up from your desk, walk past the break room and see…that you’re in luck! Someone brought in donuts. Nothing wrong with a quick gluten snack to tide you over until lunchtime, right?  Actually, ... Read More »