digestive diseases Articles

Challenging the Stigma Building Colorectal Cancer Awareness

04/16/2015 | Digestive Diseases

Colorectal cancer, in comparison to other fatal diseases, is often not publicly discussed. Colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States.  Many people afflicted with this disease feel embarrassed to discuss their affliction. It is essential, however, to know what colorectal cancer is, who it affects, how to prevent it, and what to do if you have it. What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal Cancer is cancer that affects the colon, or rectum that are both sections of the large…

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What is Your Gut Telling You?

05/18/2013 | IU Health PhysiciansDigestive Diseases

We all have tummy trouble or irregularity from time to time. But have frequent gut problems become your “new normal”? How do you know when your digestive system is calling out for the help of a medical professional? GI motility disorders GI (gastrointestinal) motility disorders is a broad term that describes dysfunction at any point in the digestive system — from swallowing food to expelling waste. Properly functioning motility allows you to eat, digest, and expel food thoroughly…

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