Gallstones - What Increases Your Risk
Learn about risk factors for gallstones, including age.
Infrared Photocoagulation for Hemorrhoids
Infrared photocoagulation (also called coagulation therapy) is a medical procedure used to treat small - and medium - sized hemorrhoids. During the procedure, the doctor uses a device that creates an intense beam of infrared light. The light creates scar tissue, cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid dies, and a scar forms on the wall of the anal canal. The scar tissue hol
An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures the amount of the enzyme ALP in the blood. ALP is produced primarily in the liver and in bone.
Hemorrhoids - Treatment Overview
Most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Most do not require surgery or other treatment unless the hemorrhoids are very large and painful.
Gallstones - Prevention
There is no sure way to prevent gallstones. However, you can reduce your risk of forming gallstones that can cause symptoms.Maintain a healthy weightStay close to a healthy weight. Research shows that intentional weight loss (dieting, not weight loss from
Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis
Medicine and surgery can help moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, but your treatment depends on your symptoms.
Ulcerative Colitis: Find Your Trigger Foods
Can avoiding some foods help you reduce ulcerative colitis symptoms like pain and diarrhea?
Eat Well for a Healthy Pregnancy With UC
Eating a well-balanced diet is always important when you have ulcerative colitis. But when you're pregnant with UC, getting the right balance of nutrients is essential. Here’s how to eat well and stay healthy during pregnancy.
Manage Your Stress to Ease Ulcerative Colitis
Stress doesn't cause UC, but it can make the symptoms worse. Fatigue, painful stomach cramps, intense diarrhea, and anxiety about having an accident add to your stress, too. Break that cycle and find some relief with these easy relaxation techniques.
Balance Family Life With Ulcerative Colitis
When you're not feeling up to par, you don't have to do it all yourself.