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What is an EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) and why do I need one?
EGD may be helpful in the diagnosis of inflammation of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (esophagitis, gastritis, duodenitis), and to identify the site of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, detecting stomach and duodenal ulcers, and may detect early cancers too small to be seen by X-ray. EGD may also be needed for treatment.
Crohn's and Colitis
Here are the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and daily management of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Preparation for colonoscopy
To have a successful colonoscopy, your bowel must be empty for your doctor to clearly view the colon. To do this, it is very important to read and follow all of the instructions.
“Cool, a colonoscopy.” Said no one. Ever.
Sure, we make light of it, but getting screened really is important. It can save your life. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States.
What do you know about Gluten?
Gluten free has become a frequent label on many grocery items and menu listings. A gluten-free diet is common for people with Celiac Disease, which is the only "cure" to the disease.
Gerd Relif: When Prilosec and Pepcid don't Resolve your Heartburn
Heartburn can come about at anytime during any event, ruining the good times you wanted to have. If frequent heartburn happens in your life it may be time to see your doctor.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Here are the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and daily management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
What is constipation?
Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry, and sometimes painful to pass. Read through this article to learn more about what constipation is, how to prevent constipation, and how constipation is diagnosed and treated.
What is fecal incontinence?
Fecal incontinence is the accidental passing of solid stool, liquid stool or mucus from the rectum. It can be upsetting, embarrassing and difficult to discuss. But know that fecal incontinence is often caused by a medical problem and treatment is available.
Here are the risk factors, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Colon Cancer.
Fatty Liver Disease
Here are the symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment of Fatty Liver Disease.
Fecal transplant using OpenBiome
Prevea is now utilizing OpenBiome as a donor for fecal transplants. This article explains what fecal transplants and OpenBiome is.
Here are the symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatment, and daily management tips for Hepatitis C.
Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and daily management of Celiac Disease. Resources are also provided in this article.
Screening Leads to Better Outcomes
More people are having colonoscopies, and regular colonoscopies can identify and remove pre-cancerous growths, called polyps, before they become an issue. The screening can also identify colon cancer in its early stages, when it’s easiest to treat.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is also called acid reflux. Learn the risks of untreated GERD and ways to treat your symptoms.
LINX® Surgery for GERD
Prevea is proud to offer LINX, a simple 60-minute surgery that provides a lifetime of relief from GERD and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits of this minimally-invasive procedure here.
Tips for year-round heartburn relief
Have you ever felt like your chest was burning after a greasy dinner or big lunch? If so, you’re probably familiar with heartburn.
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