It's #LiverAwarenessMonth, which focuses in large part on liver cancer. Your liver is a large organ that sits in the right upper abdomen, just under the right lung. It has many important functions, including eliminating waste material from the body and aiding with digestion. ... See moreSee less
Happy #WorldStomachDay! This new initiative sheds light on the importance of our stomach and the complex role it plays in our digestive health.Today marks the first ever World Stomach Day! Your stomach is a powerhouse organ, responsible for breaking down and mixing the food and liquid you consume so your body can absorb it. Helping it do its job are trillions of microorganisms.
This graphic from UEG - United European Gastroenterology shares some facts about the role our gut bacteria play in our physical and mental health. ... See moreSee less
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are negatively affected by their disease at work, according to research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Åsa Frändemark , MD, of the department of internal medicine at the Institute of Medicine, Sahlrenska Academy, University of Gothenbu...
Gastroparesis is a common disorder -- it's estimated to affect nearly 5 million Americans, but it often goes undiagnosed. The condition impacts digestion and how the stomach empties, and symptoms can be painful and frustrating for patients. Read more about it our latest blog post. ... See moreSee less
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that results in chronic inflammation of the large intestine. Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or illness, and may include increased blood flow, warmth and redness in the affected area. Unlike Crohn’s disease, anot...
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - ASGE has a great breakdown of screenings tests for colorectal cancer. Nearly 137,000 people each year are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, which is largely preventable with regular screening and treatable with early detection.