Yes, we can prevent Colon Cancer. A procedure known as Colonoscopy is done to detect the polyps (the small growths on the lining of the colon). After the detection of polyps, the gastroenterologists will remove it during the colonoscopy procedure. Deportation of polyps will stop the development of colorectal cancer in future.
You will be leading a normal and healthy life after a GI procedure and will be eating normally, but your doctor might restrict your diet and keep you away from the physical activities for a while. But yes you will be monitored for some weeks till the time most of the sedatives have worn off. You might experience some cramping and bloating as during the examination process some amount of air got introduced into the colon.
An upper endoscopy is an examination test, where your physician will examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which consists of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). For the examination process, the physician will use a thin and flexible tube known as endoscope, which has a lens and a source of light which will view the image on a video monitor. Upper endoscopy is also known as upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or panendoscopy.
The test helps in the evaluation of the symptoms of constants upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty in swallowing. It is also helpful in finding the cause of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. Doctors prefer endoscopy over X-ray as endoscopy is more accurate in the detection of inflammation, ulcers and tumors of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum.
Gas is the result of all the food that we eat. As our digestive system does other functions, it makes gas also. Generally we get rid of the gas either by our mouth (burping) or through our anus (flatulence). When the undigested food moves from our small intestine to our large intestine, the bacteria in the large intestine starts their work. They start making hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane, which leaves our body in the form of gas.
If you are experiencing too much of gas then you need to follow the mentioned below tips:
- Cut down on foods that causes gas: vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Fruits: pears, apples, and peaches, Whole Grains: whole wheat and bran, Soft Drinks and Fruit Drinks, Milk and Dairy Products: cheese and ice cream, Packaged Foods: that have lactose in them, such as bread, cereal, salad dressing, Dietetic Foods: sugar free candies and gums
- Drink plenty of water, non-"fizzy" liquids, and clear soup: eat slower and chew more, avoid eating hard candy, try to cut down on smoking.
Fatty liver is often termed as hepatic steatosis; under this condition the fat gets buildup in the liver. Liver fat is normal but yes too much of fat building up in liver can lead to some health problems. A liver is called fatty liver when the fat in the liver is accountable for more than 5 to 10 percent of total liver’s weight.
Our liver is the second largest organ in our body and it functions to process everything from the food that we eat to the liquid intake in our body and it also helps in the filtration process of harmful substances from the blood. This process gets interrupted if there is too much of fat deposition in the liver.
Colonoscopy is an examination process where your doctor will be examining the lining of your colon (large intestine) for the abnormalities. The process is done by inserting a flexible tube as thick as the size of the finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.
It is always advisable to ask your doctor prior to the examination if you have any other doubt so that when the examination takes place you are very much clear about the process and it’s after effects.
Capsule Endoscopy (CE) is also an examination process in which your physician will examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes all the three portions of your small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum). Capsule endoscopy is also termed as small bowel endoscopy, capsule endoscopy or wireless endoscopy.
During the examination process your physician will use a pill size video capsule and along with thin flexible wire (endoscope), which consists its own lens and source of light and will help in viewing the image on video monitor.
Hemorrhoids are the swollen and natural blood vessels present in and around the anus and the lower rectum. These blood vessels stretch under pressure, similar to the varicose in the legs. There are times when the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins lump and gets irritated, especially during the time you poop. Hemorrhoids are either present inside the anus (internally) or under the skin around the anus (externally). When these hemorrhoids get swollen they turn into piles.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.
There are 4 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, and E. These 4 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, and C usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. Common modes of transmission for these viruses include receipt of contaminated blood or blood products, invasive medical procedures using contaminated equipment and for hepatitis B transmission from mother to baby at birth, from family member to child, and also by sexual contact.
Acute infection may occur with limited or no symptoms, or may include symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.