Diverticulitis and Aging

Diverticula, small pockets that develop in the lining of the colon, are common in adults over the age of 50. As you age, your risk of developing diverticular disease increases even further. Most people who have this condition, also known as diverticulosis, never know it, because the diverticula do not usually cause any major symptoms

Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition of the digestive tract that can lead to a wide variety of different symptoms.  There are no definitive cures for Crohn’s disease, which is one of the main forms of inflammatory bowel disease.  As with many other conditions affecting the digestive system, what you eat and drink is likely

Complications of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a condition characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, and discomfort. Though this disorder is not life-threatening, its symptoms can make it very painful and uncomfortable for you to live with. A handful of complications related to this condition are discussed below. Complications to Your Lifestyle IBS can cause physical complications

Anal Cancer vs. Colon Cancer: Key Differences and Similarities

All cancers occur when cells multiply uncontrollably and anal and colon cancers are no different. However, they are not the same. They originate from different sections of the gut and have different symptoms, diagnostic methods, treatment options, and survival rates.  So in this post, let’s explore the key differences and similarities between anal and colorectal

Rectal Cancer vs Colon Cancer: Understanding the Key Differences

Colorectal cancers (CRC) are the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In 2023 alone, around 153,000 people were expected to be diagnosed with this cancer.  However, if you consider the anatomy of the colon, CRC is two types of cancer: colon and rectal. But why are they always talked about

Does Colon Cancer Cause Back Pain?

While colorectal cancer has a characteristic set of symptoms, it can also be an unusual cause of back pain in some cases. Back pain on its own might be a small concern for most patients, but back pain in colon cancer patients should not be ignored. So in this post, let us dive deep into

What Is the Best Sitting Position for Hemorrhoids?

As we saw in our post on the psychological impact of hemorrhoids, many people do not report or seek treatment for hemorrhoid symptoms. However, research indicates nearly one in three Americans has symptomatic hemorrhoids.  Another study by the National Library of Medicine reports that hemorrhoids are the third most common outpatient gastrointestinal diagnosis in the

Can Women Get Colon Cancer? Understanding Gender and Colon Cancer Risk Factors

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the US, with 4.1% to 4.4% of the population being diagnosed with it at some point during their lifetimes. It is also one of the most common causes of female mortality.  In fact, the incidence and mortality of colon and rectal cancer are higher in women

Discover the Best Donut Pillow for Hemorrhoids: 5 Top Picks & Review

Hemorrhoids are painful and itchy, and they don’t affect only you. In fact, these pesky problems surprise every 1 in 20 Americans1, with 10 million people self-reporting hemorrhoids every year2. Unfortunately, the problem is that there aren’t many “quick” fixes for cutting through your pain. But many does not mean none. One popular fix is

How Fast Does Colon Cancer Grow? Growth Rates and Stages

Cancer that develops in the large intestine is called colorectal cancer. There are a few stages that occur before colorectal cancer develops — such as genetic mutations and the development of polyps (outgrowths). The rate of colon cancer development depends on how soon these mutations and polyps appear.  In this article, we will discuss how

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Hemorrhoid pain is a common ailment. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s population will experience hemorrhoid problems at least once in their life. What is not...
Hemorrhoid pain is a common ailment. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s population will experience hemorrhoid problems at least once in their life. What is not...

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