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X-rays are commonly used to show physical changes in a person’s body that are not normal and may only give general information on where such a change is occurring, its shape and size. An endoscopy, on the other hand, permits a more detailed look at the upper GI tract and allows a physician to accurately […]
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A recent partnership between the Colon Cancer Alliance, Bowel Cancer UK and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project was created to launch the Never Too Young campaign to warn people about the rise in colon cancer diagnoses and mortality rates in people younger than 50 years old; it is typically referred to as young-onset. Colon cancer […]
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It certainly can. The stomach is at the center of the immune system and the intestinal lining protects a person from harmful bacteria that could affect the rest of the body. Serotonin, which is mostly produced in the stomach with the brain coming in second, connects both parts of the body. This is why, for […]
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This is part three of a special three-part series on the bacteria known as H. pylori. Read part two for the testing methods. Treatment regimens for H. pylori are varied and can prove to be quite effective. For example, the bismuth quadruple therapy can result in an eradication rate of up to 90%. To ease […]
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This is part two of a special three-part series on the bacteria known as H. pylori. Read part one for an introduction to the most common cause of stomach ulcers. Testing for H. pylori should be performed only if the clinician plans to offer treatment for positive results.  The indications for testing are outlined in […]
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This is part one of a three-part series on the bacteria known as H. pylori, the most common bacterium responsible for causing stomach ulcers. Helicobacter pylori, better known as H. pylori, is a bacteria found in the stomach and is known to cause ailments like ulcers, chronic gastritis, and lymphoma. The bacteria’s ability to adhere […]