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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?

How to Tell if Flatulence is Something Serious

How to Tell if Flatulence is Something Serious

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There have been many jokes centering on flatulence, but the gas that is accompanied with bloating and pain is no laughing matter.

What Foods to Eat During a Diverticulitis Flare-Up

What Foods to Eat During a Diverticulitis Flare-Up

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Diverticulitis may develop when small, bulging pouches (diverticula) form in the lining of your colon and become infected, but its origin may actually begin with your diet.

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

by Holly (SU)
The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are often used interchangeably. In reality, they can be very different.

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