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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, which makes colonoscopies a vital screening test in the detection and prevention of cancer. Colorectal cancer typically begins in a growth called a polyp. Some polyps are benign while others may be cancerous and thus a danger to your health. During […]
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The colon, or large intestine as it is commonly referred to, is just one part of the larger digestive system that involves other parts of the body. Nonetheless, it is an essential part of the whole and the foods you eat can play a significant role in the health of your colon and your overall […]
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Diverticular disease includes diverticulosis and symptomatic diverticular disease.  Symptomatic diverticular disease includes hemorrhage, diverticulitis, or complications of diverticulitis such as abscess, fistula, obstruction, or perforation. Colonic diverticula are false or pulsion diverticula where the mucosa and submucosa herniate at points of the colonic wall where the circular layer is interrupted by the vasa recta vessels. […]
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While it is always important to have a healthy diet at every stage of life, it becomes even more vital once you reach your 50’s and beyond; as it can yield tremendous benefits, including: Better mental health Being more energetic Healthier muscles, bones and organs Better overall health Vitamin-Rich Foods: Vitamin-rich foods like leafy greens […]
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A person is considered constipated when their bowel movements have become infrequent and/or difficult. A telling sign a person is constipated is if they have not had a bowel movement in three days. This is extremely unhealthy because stool that has not passed will become harder and more difficult to pass, leading to problems like […]
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San Francisco Gastroenterology is now offering a Patient Portal that will provide our patients with easy access to our office and services. After filling out a brief registration form, patients will be able to utilize a number of convenient services through the Patient Portal, including: Confidential electronic communication with physician and staff 24/7 access to […]