Bloating, cramps, blood in your stool—colorectal issues can range from mild to serious, but they can often be safely managed if you take care of them quickly. Whether you need a colonoscopy or further testing, you deserve a caring doctor who offers personalized medicine and honest, transparent advice.
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The most common signs of an intestinal or colorectal problem include:
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Those who are more likely to get this form of cancer are people over age 50, with a personal history of colorectal polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, smoking, having a family history of colorectal cancer, or eating a diet that is high in fat and low in fiber.
Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the formation of polyps in the colon, so getting to a healthy weight, exercising and eating a healthy diet can all be useful tools to help prevent colorectal diseases. Having a colonoscopy every 5-10 years starting at age 45 is the best preventive measure, since polyps can be found and removed before they become cancerous.
What you eat can have a strong effect on your colon! There are ways to help decrease the chances of having colon cancer, IBS, and other issues. These include eating a diet that is low in fat, low in animal protein, low in processed carbohydrates—which are white bread and white rice. And consume a diet high in fiber—beans, whole wheat and other whole grains. In addition, exercise frequently! Being sedentary and obese also increases your risk of colorectal problems and cancer.
If you or your doctor suspect you are suffering from a colorectal problem, tests may be performed:
A simple colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure. You will take a colon prep the day before the procedure and recuperate the rest of the day of the procedure at home.
If a surgical procedure is required, the recovery process will be somewhat longer. However, minimally invasive surgical techniques and other modalities are utilized to minimize recovery, pain, and complications.
Some conditions such as IBS and diverticulosis may last throughout your life but can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.
Adjusting your diet can be helpful for eliminating minor colorectal issues and preventing complications of colorectal diseases.
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