For many, noticing signs of a developing gastrointestinal illness might initially feel uncertainty as to how to handle the situation, or even embarrassment. Not communicating with your physician about issues that might be construed as embarrassing or uncomfortable. Withholding information can be dangerous, especially because many gastrointestinal ailments can be alleviated quickly if found soon, but leaving ailments like hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome just go without any sort of treatment can be very dangerous and can lead to much worse, more devastating illnesses.
Archive for October, 2010
The Minneapolis-St. Paul based Star Tribune recently ran a story profiling a doctor who had just about had enough of the over prescribing of proton pump inhibitors, more commonly advertised by their pharmaceutical names such as Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium. Proton pump inhibitors help to drastically reduce and counteract the effects of ailments such as gastric reflux and GERD, which lead to severe and quite uncomfortable heartburn, by lowering the body’s ability to pump acid into the stomach. Despite the great benefit offered by a prescription to proton pump inhibitors, the amount of prescriptions granted – 119 million were written last year – has gotten a bit out of hand.
Stomach hurting? Heartburn acting up? Bowel movement regularity seems a bit off? Well if you’ve been wondering where to go to find all the gastrointestinal information you might possibly need, you can look no further. Right here on our newly designed Disease Information page and Medical Services page we discuss, in detail, a variety of gastrointestinal ailments and procedures.