Colonoscopy Necessary Even Before 50
For a long time a screening colonoscopy at the age of 50 has been standard practice. This is because you are at an increased risk of developing colon cancer as well as other intestinal conditions after the age of 50. By undergoing a screening colonoscopy before you encounter any symptoms that are inhibiting your digestive health, your colon surgeon can evaluate the health of your large intestine, detect abnormalities early on and even remove pre-cancerous growths or polyps before they have the chance to develop into colon cancer. [Read more]
Better than a Kiss!
Trying to find an excuse to catch a certain someone underneath the mistletoe? Well maybe you and yours can find a reason to celebrate the plant this holiday season. According to new research from the University of Adelaide, mistletoe could actually be used as a form of therapy in the treatment of colon cancer in Los Angeles. [Read more]
Colon Cancer Survival Impacted by Diet
Could changing the way you eat really impact your ability to fight cancer? New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute is suggesting just that. Researchers found that among those diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer, following a diet heavy in carbohydrates was associated with a higher risk of death. [Read more]
Antibiotic Use Linked with IBD
Many parents have long been wary about the use of certain medications and their children’s health. Antibiotics have the healing potential to destroy harmful bacteria in the body. However, they often destroy healthy bacteria in the process. While there may be a relationship between antibiotic use and IBD, the use of antibiotics as directed by a physician should not be feared, as an uncontrolled infection may have more severe and immediate consequences. [Read more]
THD: A New Approach?
A relatively new, tested and improving technology is making steady gains in the realm of operative interventions. It is transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). It is considered to be a part of the “minimally invasive” family of surgical interventions. [Read more]
Good Support Systems Make a Big Difference in IBD Treatment
It is important to remember that you are not alone. In fact, there are plenty of support groups available for people who are getting treatment for IBD in Beverly Hills. One of these support systems is the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, who have offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. [Read more]