Category Archives: colon

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!  I am a myth-buster of preventive care ideas.   //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: “ca-pub-7405337964326057”, enable_page_level_ads: true }); Are you a woman (at routine risk and) concerned about getting ovarian … Continue reading

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Fecal transplant, anyone?!

Fecal transplant, anyone?  Yes, this is a viable treatment.Fecal transplantation is used to treat an intestinal infection called Clostridium difficile or “c. diff.” The clinical spectrum of C. difficile infection can vary from asymptomatic or mild diarrhea all the way … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea?  It is defined as passing 3 or more loose … Continue reading

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Here’s an app to help with pre-colonoscopy prep!

What will they think of next? There is now a smartphone app that gives bowel prep step-by-step instructions. You can even input the bowel prep prescribed and time of the endoscopy and then instructions and alerts will help guide you. … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea (TD)?  It is defined as passing 3 or more … Continue reading

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More “pros” for probiotics!

Patients who are treated with antibiotics frequently get antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). In fact, more than 1/3 of patients taking antibiotics develop AAD. In 17% of cases AAD is fatal (usually from pseudomembranous colitis). AAD can have several different pathogens like … Continue reading

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Are prunes an effective alternative to fiber for constipation?

Yes!  Prunes are a great food to help with chronic constipation.  Six prunes eaten twice a day will help bowel movement frequency double.  It will also help improve stool consistency and constipation symptoms.  Prunes are as effective as psyllium (Metamucil) … Continue reading

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