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Health Tip: Prevent Constipation

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-- Although constipation is more common in older adults, it can occur at any age. Potential causes for the condition include: diet that lacks fiber, insufficient exercise, misuse of laxatives, medical conditions, use of certain medications and an urge to hold in a bowel movement. The U.S. National Institute on Aging offers these suggestions that could prevent constipation: Increase fiber in your ...

More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer, Analysis Finds

Posted 25 Jan 2016 by

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 – Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely to have advanced stage cancer, but they live slightly longer without a cancer recurrence because they are treated aggressively, the researchers reported. ...

Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

Posted 25 Aug 2015 by

-- Every child has different bowel habits, but certain signs may indicate a medical problem. The University of Michigan Health System says parents should visit a doctor if: The child is constipated for longer than a week, or the child's bowel movements are painful and require more than normal pushing. The child has blood in the stool, or has hemorrhoids. The child has a leaking soft stool ...

Health Tip: Should I Talk to my Doctor About Gas?

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by

-- While everyone has intestinal gas, some people have severe bloating that causes discomfort and other problems. The Mayo Clinic mentions these warning signs that you may need to see a doctor: Intestinal gas that is persistent and severe. Intestinal gas that occurs with vomiting. Long-term diarrhea, bloody stool or constipation. Weight loss for no apparent reason. Heartburn.

Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?

Posted 29 Mar 2013 by

-- Hemorrhoids occur when blood vessels in the rectum become swollen and tender. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons says common risk factors for hemorrhoids include: Having chronic constipation or diarrhea, or pushing too hard during bowel movements. Being pregnant. Having family members who have had hemorrhoids. Sitting on the toilet for long periods. Overusing enemas or ...

Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable

Posted 15 Feb 2013 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 – Hemorrhoids are a hot topic online, and that's probably because they're so common. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that "hemorrhoids" was the top-trending health-issue search in the United States in 2012 and most people – up to 75 percent – will be affected by hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. ...

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