Blog Articles

The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer

People with Type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk of developing colon cancer, and when diagnosed, they have a lower chance of survival. Learn more about the connection between these conditions and how early diagnosis can save your life.

May 21st, 2020
5 Common Foods that Can Cause Constipation

You may have constipation on occasion, but when it’s chronic – you suffer. Your diet can contribute to regular bouts of constipation. Learn which foods to avoid and what to eat instead to normalize your bowels.

Apr 24th, 2020
Blood in Your Stool? Here's What It Could Mean

It’s terrifying to find blood in your stool, but it’s not always a cause for concern. Many benign conditions can cause red streaks to show up on toilet paper or turn your stool tarry colored. Here’s what blood in your stool could mean.

Mar 9th, 2020
What's a Hiatal Hernia?

When the upper part of your stomach bulges through the muscle that separates your abdomen and chest, you have a hiatal hernia. Small versions don’t cause symptoms, but larger hernias can interfere with eating and comfortable digestion.

Feb 1st, 2020
Trouble Swallowing? It Could Be Dysphagia

If you’re challenged to swallow liquids, foods, or even your own saliva, it could be a very real medical condition known as dysphagia. Here’s information about this serious condition and how to avoid its potentially dangerous complications.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Common GERD Triggers to Avoid

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, called GERD for short, is chronic acid reflux that can seriously affect your quality of life. Knowing your triggers, which include foods, medications, and lifestyle habits, can help keep your symptoms to a minimum.

Dec 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 25-45 million Americans. The pain, digestive distress, and altered bowel habits of this disorder are often misunderstood.

Nov 1st, 2019
What Causes Rectal Bleeding?

Rectal bleeding can be scary, but a bit of pink or bright red on your toilet tissue is most often a sign of a minor condition such as hemorrhoids. But if you have blood in your stool, there may be another cause.

Oct 2nd, 2019
How Your Weight Affects Your Acid Reflux

If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable the burning from regurgitated stomach acid can be. Being overweight exacerbates the condition. Read on to learn why.

Sep 5th, 2019
When Should I See a Doctor About Constipation?

An occasional bout of constipation is normal. But if it becomes chronic, interfering with your daily quality of life, you deserve relief from the cramping and discomfort. Sometimes you should seek medical support for constipation.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Why You Should Never Ignore Blood in Your Stool

Rectal bleeding may be no cause for concern, such as in the case of hemorrhoids. But it can be a sign of a major health issue. To be prudent, get checked to be sure the blood in your stool isn’t a sign of a major problem.

Jul 1st, 2019
3 Helpful Tips for Finding Relief from IBS

There’s no official cure for the cramping, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating of IBS. You need to learn to manage symptoms over the long term. Here are three helpful ways to do that.

Mar 6th, 2019
Understanding the Importance of Colonoscopies

Colon cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer -- when it’s caught early. A colonoscopy is an essential screening test that can make a difference in detecting colon cancer when it’s most treatable.

Jan 7th, 2019
Does Diarrhea Require a Medical Evaluation?

In the majority of cases, diarrhea is brief and resolves on its own. In some instances though, it can be a warning sign that something else is going on. Know when diarrhea warrants a trip to our office to get checked out.

Sep 12th, 2018
Tips for Traveling With IBS

Don’t let IBS ruin your travel plans. With some mindful planning, you can control your symptoms while you’re on the go and look forward to enjoyable travel.

Aug 1st, 2018
The Difference Between a Bellyache and Abdominal Pain

There are some telltale signs that can help determine whether your bellyache is due to that extra slice of apple pie or something more serious that requires an immediate medical evaluation. Read on to learn how to spot the difference.

Jun 13th, 2018
Seven Signs You May Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Everyone gets digestive issues like gas and bloating at one time or another. However, if you experience gastrointestinal problems frequently, it may be a sign that you have irritable bowel syndrome.

Apr 25th, 2018
What Does Rectal Bleeding Indicate?

Rectal bleeding is often caused by easily-treated conditions such as hemorrhoids, but it can also indicate a more serious medical concern. It’s important to see a specialist who can confirm the source of the bleeding and provide treatment.

Feb 16th, 2018
8 Ways to Remedy Acid Reflux Without Medication

There’s no need to live with the pain and burning of acid reflux. As Dr. Pothuri explains, there are many things you can do to reduce the occurrence of reflux, without the need to resort to medication. Give these front line home treatments a try.

Jan 23rd, 2018