Colon Diseases

Introduction Because our body is made up of so many different parts, it is important to understand how each of these parts works to live a healthy life. It is essential for a person to realize the importance of each … Continue reading →

Colonoscopy

What is a Colonoscopy? Life is not perfect. At some points of time, people do face different kinds of problems. The important thing however is how to deal with these problems and how to look for the most effective remedies. … Continue reading →

Colon Health – What Are Ulcers?

The term ‘ulcer’ means, in the most general sense, a lesion anywhere but more often in the digestive tract. It’s often used, though, as a shorthand term for the phrase ‘peptic ulcer’. The latter isn’t a condition of the colon … Continue reading →

Colon Health – The Colonoscopy Procedure

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that uses a long, thin tube with a tiny camera at the tip to visually examine the large intestine. It’s used as a diagnostic tool in the investigation of a wide variety of possible … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Probiotics Are Good For You

We don’t normally like to think of it but humans have a symbiotic relationship with many tiny organisms. ‘Symbiosis’ means two or more species interacting, sometimes very closely, and gaining mutual benefit from the relationship. ‘Closely’, in this case, actually … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Keeping Your Colon Healthy

It’s a myth that 90% of disease starts in the colon. But it’s still true that this section of the large intestine is one major factor in overall health. Making up most of the five feet or so of the … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is such a nebulous condition it can be difficult to identify as a distinct illness at all. The most common symptoms are abdominal cramping, bloating and gas, and diarrhea or constipation. With such normal signs as … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Diverticulosis, The ‘Pouch’ Disease

The title is a little misleading. Diverticulosis is a condition in which a person has developed diverticula – small pouch-like structures – in the digestive system. Normally, they’re harmless and may persist for long periods, even a lifetime. It’s only … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is one among many digestive disorders in which the lining becomes inflamed. That inflammation produces ulcers (lesions or open sores in the lining) that produce abdominal pain and diarrhea. It is often progressive and leads to even more … Continue reading →

Colon Health – Constipation, Causes and Treatments

Constipation – an inability to have a bowel movement, frequently from excessively hard stools – is a normal condition when it occurs rarely or for short periods. Treatments range from doing nothing and allowing the condition to self-correct to use … Continue reading →