Seeing blood on the toilet paper, in your toilet bowl, or in your stool can make anyone worried. Since hemorrhoids and colon cancer can cause similar symptoms, don’t panic. Hemorrhoids are much more common. So is it hemorrhoids or colon cancer? How to tell the difference.
In support of our military, Brandi Snow, LPN, who is in the Air Force Reserves, nominated Dr. John Touliatos for his support of her work with the military. An excerpt from Dr. Touliatos’ statement of support for the Guard and Reserve reads as follows.
We recognize the Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our Nation and the well-being of our communities. In the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve servce voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society.
A thyroidectomy entails the partial or total removal of your thyroid gland. There are a number of reasons why you may need this surgery, and of course, you are anxious. Let us give you an overview of thyroid surgery and what to expect before and after.
When you make the decision to have weight loss surgery, you are making a promise to yourself to improve your overall lifestyle and make needed changes. Eating and drinking will change as the weight slowly comes off, and other tendencies will need to be tempered. If you have made the decision to have weight loss surgery, here is what to know about alcohol & substance abuse.
If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications? We think we know the answer. Fortunately, there are more and more surgical procedures available that offer a minimally invasive alternative. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Got GERD? Many of us do and we don’t realize it. You know, it’s that terrible-tasting acid that comes back into your throat when you are trying to sleep. It’s not just a typical heartburn that you can relieve with an antacid. GERD is something that occurs several times a week and nothing you take seems to work. Let’s find out what to do when heartburn meds stop working.
With some medical issues it is acceptable to follow the watch and wait approach. When it comes to a hernia, you can’t be so nonchalant or procrastinate. There are too many serious risks of leaving a hernia untreated for very long.
The colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger adults, so it is vital to keep our colon healthy, clean, and cancer free. How to keep your colon healthy involves some fairly easy steps.
When you are contemplating bariatric surgery, you want to know everything. How much weight will you be able to lose, how fast will you lose it, and what will be your restrictions are all questions you want answered. If you have responsibilities like children and a demanding job, there are other important unknowns like recovery from this surgery. Recovering from bariatric surgery: what to know.
If you experience heartburn more than you would like, this article is for you. You may think that chewing a few pink pills or drinking the pink liquid is all you need to do. Well, think again. This type of frequent heartburn can be dangerous. How does heartburn/GERD affect the rest of the body?