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What is a Sigmoidoscopy?

What is a Sigmoidoscopy?

by Shearly (SU)
A sigmoidoscopy is procedure that allows your doctor to get a detailed view of the lower part of your colon and the inside of your rectum. The colon is another word for the large intestine, where food is further broken down for the body to absorb water and nutrients. The remaining waste is formed into stool where it exits the body through the rectum.

First Steps for Determining Gluten Sensitivity

First Steps for Determining Gluten Sensitivity

by Shearly (SU)
For millions of people, gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease are a daily struggle. Gluten is a protein that is a component of wheat, barley and rye. Because gluten is in so many of the things we normally eat, it’s often difficult to avoid without a focus and careful planning. Before you can avoid gluten, you need to find out what’s causing your symptoms. What are the first steps for determining gluten sensitivity?

What Not to do for a Colonoscopy Prep

What Not to do for a Colonoscopy Prep

by Gianina (SU)
Preparing for a colonoscopy, many agree, is more difficult and time-consuming than the actual colonoscopy itself.

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

by Gianina (SU)
Of all cancers, colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is the third leading killer, but it can be prevented with early detection through regular screening.

What Is Diverticular Disease?

What Is Diverticular Disease?

by Gianina (SU)
Diverticular disease isn’t something most of us like to talk about, but it’s certainly something we all need to pay attention to – and guard against.

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