RGA's Dr. Clinton Snedegar is featured in Good Housekeeping talking about constipation, a very common condition. Constipation often resolves on its own, but Dr. Snedegar talks about ways to alleviate symptoms and when to consult with a doctor if the issue isn’t getting better. ... See moreSee less
Colorectal cancer screening has been in the news since it was announced that actor Chadwick Boseman died at age 43 of colon cancer. Check out these screening guidelines from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - ASGE. Colonoscopy is still considered the gold standard and is the preferred or recommended test for average-risk individuals and those with a family history or previous diagnosis of colon cancer or polyps.
Summer fruits and vegetables are tasty treats, and many people like to juice them or add them to smoothies. When used raw, fruits and veggies have bacteria that can end up in your beverage, increasing the risk for foodborne illnesses. When preparing juice at home, make sure to wash your hands, and wash and scrub all produce thoroughly. Check out other important tips from the FDA. ... See moreSee less
RGA's Dr. Sumeet Tewani spoke with Eyewitness News about colon cancer, screening, the increased cases hitting young people, and being comfortable talking about symptoms in light of actor Chadwick Boseman's recent death. ... See moreSee less
Another benefit of managing diabetes is to protect the stomach and improve its function. Diabetes is the most common cause of Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, more than a third of people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes develop the condition. Check out the AGA's video to learn more about the link between these conditions. #GastroparesisAwarenessMonthGastroparesis is a problem with the stomach not working properly. It is also called delayed gastric emptying. With gastroparesis, food in the stomach empties... ... See moreSee less
Our hearts go out to the family of actor Chadwick Boseman, whose death due to colon cancer was announced yesterday. Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016.
Screening for colon cancer typically begins at age 50, or age 45 for African Americans, who carry a higher risk for the disease. Screening may also begin earlier than 50 if you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps.
Talk to your doctor about getting screened, or call us at 815-397-7340 for more information. ... See moreSee less
August is #GastroparesisAwarenessMonth. Check out the infographic below from the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders. Gastroparesis involves delayed or abnormal gastric emptying – meaning the stomach contracts less frequently, and food lays in the stomach longer. Symptoms include feeling full after only a few bites of food, bloating, excessive belching and nausea.
You can also read more about Gastroparesis on our website: www.rockfordgi.com/Diseases.aspx?ID=87830a8d-5db0-4a38-9b46-dc0e6093a4bfThe symptoms of gastroparesis can often affect the quality of life for most patients. In fact, in a survey conducted by IFFGD, 67% of the respondents reported their overall health to be fair or poor. Help us raise awareness this month by using #MyGPlife when you share your story on social media. #GastroparesisAwarenessMonth #IFFGD ... See moreSee less