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Posts for: March, 2015

By mygidoctors
March 27, 2015
Category: Disgestive Health
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Did you know: The large intestine includes the cecum, appendix, colon, and rectum. It is the final part of the digestive system. It absorbs water from the remaining indigestible food matter, and passes any un-needed waste from the body.

 

By mygidoctors
March 27, 2015
Category: Gastrointestinal
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Some viral and allergic gastrointestinal disorders injure the lining of the intestines, especially the cells that produce lactose. This results in temporary lactose malabsorption problems. This is why children often cannot tolerate milk for a month or two after an intestinal infection. Yogurt, however, because it contains less lactose and more lactose, is usually well-tolerated by healing intestines and is a popular “healing food” for diarrhea. Many pediatricians recommend yogurt for children suffering from various forms of indigestion. Research shows that children recover faster from diarrhea when eating yogurt. It’s good to eat yogurt while taking antibiotics. The yogurt will minimize the effects of the antibiotic on the friendly bacteria in the intestines.


By mygidoctors
March 26, 2015
Category: Disgestive Health
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Keeping the digestive system operating in peak condition is important for your overall #health, but can sometimes be difficult to maintain with the busy #lifestyles that we lead today.


Here are a few tips to help keep your digestive system in peak condition.

1) Balanced Nutrition. It goes without saying that a balanced, natural diet is in tune with our body’s inner workings – after all, our caveman ancestors certainly did not dine on a diet of burgers and fries. It should be your goal to eat unprocessed food, in a format as close to it’s natural state as possible.

2) Drink Plenty Of Water. Most of us do not drink nearly as much water as our body needs. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women drink 9 cups of water a day, and men drink 13 cups.

3) Eat Smaller, and More Frequent Meals. Nutritionists recommend a smaller intake of food consumed throughout the day as 4-5 meals, rather than the traditional 3 meals in a day.

4) Chew Food Thoroughly, East Slowly. This is difficult to do when you’re on the move, but slowing down the way you eat helps digestion enormously. It gives the enzymes in your saliva a better chance of breaking down carbohydrates.

5) Take Care Of Your Body. Physical care of your body can have a profound affect on your digestion. Exercise regularly (at least 30 minutes a day) to help maintain a healthy heart and blood flow. 


By mygidoctors
March 18, 2015
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Endoscopy  

An endoscope is an instrument used to examine organs and cavities inside the body. The German physician Philipp Bozzini developed a primitive version of the endoscope, called the lichtleiter (meaning "light conductor"), in the early 1800s to inspect a number of bodily areas, including the ear, nasal cavity and urethra.


By mygidoctors
March 18, 2015
Category: Uncategorized
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Citrus fruits and sauces, such as lemons, limes, oranges, tomoto sauce and grapefruits, are acidic and can cause digestive problems. Many people don’t realize that carbonated beverages are also acidic — Krevsky says that if you leave a pearl in a glass of soda pop overnight, it will dissolve. When you have an upset stomach, avoid acidic foods.


Increasing colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% by 2018 may result in 21,000 fewer deaths per year by 2030. The study follows the launch of an initiative by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable coalition to reach the screening goal.  HealthDay News


Colonoscopy is the preferred colorectal cancer screening test because it
finds and removes polyps, and thereby prevents future colon cancers. Recent
data show that both the number of new cases of colon cancer (incidence) and
deaths from the disease are decreased when colonoscopy is performed. For
normal risk individuals, the American College of Gastroenterology recommends
colonoscopy beginning at age 50, and age 45 for African-Americans.

http://patients.gi.org/topics/colorectal-cancer/#


Wear blue on March 6th to spread the word about National Dress in Blue Day and colon cancer. This is a cancer we can beat by catching it early during routine screening. Help me spread this lifesaving message! Learn more about how to get involved at
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