Gerd overlay of a woman with hand on her throat

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, referred to as GERD, is a condition that causes stomach acid to flow back through the esophagus, which is the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach. When stomach acid flows back through the esophagus, it is called acid reflux, and this can cause irritation to the lining of the esophagus. […]

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Common Health Problems Related to Obesity

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Some experts estimate that over one-third of adults in the US are obese. If you are obese, it means you weigh at least 20% more than the weight that is ideal for your body build, height, and size. The most common measure for obesity is BMI or Body Mass Index. Those who have a BMI […]

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5 Simple Lifestyle Tips to Help Avoid Hemorrhoids

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If you have experienced hemorrhoids, you may have learned about numerous treatment options. You would probably advise others to do their best to avoid them in the first place. In some instances, the pain, itching, and bleeding can be avoided. Here are a few simple changes you can make to help you avoid hemorrhoids. Go […]

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45 is the New 50 For Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and at Digestive Health Institute, our goal is to provide you with colorectal cancer facts, encouraging colonoscopy at age 45, which could help protect you and your loved one’s health.  Increase in Colorectal Cancer Cases While colorectal cancer was historically associated with individuals aged 50 and above, now more […]

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