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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Where do I find a hiatal hernia specialist in San Antonio?

Often referred to as the “great mimic” because symptoms can resemble many disorders, a hiatal hernia is created when the stomach slides through an upper diaphragm opening (called the hiatus) into the middle compartment of the chest creating discomfort...

Jan 5th, 2019
How To Prevent Colon Cancer

An unhealthy lifestyle and other inherent factors can increase the risk of developing many types of cancer. Colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is this type of cancer.

Dec 20th, 2018
Different Types of Colon Cancer and Treatments

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is when cancerous growths are found in the colon or rectum. Many times, what started as small, noncancerous clumps of cells (known as adenomatous polyps) turn into cancerous cells.

Dec 19th, 2018
Colonoscopy: How Often And Why?

You definitely might have heard of the term ‘colonoscopy’ but might be unaware of the meaning. Colonoscopy is the most accurate test for finding colon cancer.

Sep 21st, 2018
Top 4 Contributors To Stomach Pain

The turbulent discomfort of a stomachache hits everyone at some or the other point. You are aware when the bloating, gassy signs and the pain strikes.

Sep 7th, 2018
Top 4 Signs of Digestive Disease

Digestive diseases are disorders of the digestive tract. The digestive tract is made up of the stomach, large and small intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and the esophagus. At the Digestive and Liver Disease Center of San Antonio, they offer...

Aug 10th, 2018
3 Ways to Treat Hepatitis C

When first being diagnosed with Hepatitis C, it can be a hard coming to terms with this news.There are many ways to contract the disease such as tattoos, sharing a needle with someone that was infected, or even a blood transfusion are the most common ways.

May 23rd, 2018
6 Symptoms of Cirrhosis and Liver Disease

Here is a shocking statistic for you: The American Liver Foundation states that 10 to 20 percent of heavy drinkers will develop liver disease like Cirrhosis of the liver. When it comes to liver disease, finding it earlier rather than later, can help...

May 10th, 2018
Tips for Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Learning that you or a loved one have esophageal cancer can be a frightening idea to come to terms with. There are many several reasons that the cancer can appear though no sure-fire ways to prevent it.

Apr 10th, 2018
What Can Be Done for Cirrhosis of the Liver?

April is Alcohol Awareness month, a time that is used to spread alcoholism awareness and related complications. It’s a time to learn more about the effects that liquor can have on the body and how health can be affected by an increased intake in...

Apr 3rd, 2018
What is Colon Cancer and Why Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

If during your most recent checkup the words “Colonoscopy” and “Colon Cancer” were thrown around, you might be worried. Stay calm though, often doctors will advise patients to get a colonoscopy as a routine procedure to help in preventing colon cancer...

Mar 12th, 2018
Don’t Let Your Hernia get This Large!

Unless you are a medical professional, you may not have an idea as to what a hernia is and how it is caused. Maybe a friend mentioned a hernia after you complained about severe chest coughs, heartburn, or pain from lifting a heavy object, and now...

Mar 8th, 2018
What Are the Early Signs of Colon Cancer?

The large intestine, or colon, is about 4 feet long and exists to absorb nutrients from food and break it down. The colon absorbs fluids and electrolytes to concentrate the fecal material. I

Feb 14th, 2018
Why Would You Need to See a Gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterologists are trained to examine and manage issues relating to digestion. Having any kind of pain in the belly could be a warning sign that something is wrong; therefore, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any serious problems...

Feb 6th, 2018
The Basics of Liver Disease

From pollution to pesticides, it is easy to breathe in or ingest a variety of unhealthy chemicals that are found in the environment. Fortunately, the liver has a remarkable ability to cleanse the blood of the many toxins that people come in contact...

Jan 15th, 2018
Esophageal Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

The esophagus is a hard-working muscle that has an important responsibility: moving food from the mouth to the stomach. It is approximately 10 inches long, and it is shaped like a tube.

Jan 15th, 2018
Gastroenterology: What You Need to Know

When a person struggles with chronic digestive issues, seeking the help of a gastroenterologist is the best way to determine if a serious health concern is the culprit. Dietary changes, stress, travel and too much of a good thing can all cause...

Dec 24th, 2017
Colon Cancer: When to See a Specialist

People with a family history of colon cancer should take steps to learn about the disease and preventative measures that can decrease their risk of getting it. Individuals who have been diagnosed with colon cancer in the early stages can take heart...

Dec 19th, 2017
Most Common Digestive Problems

For many of us, there is something awkward and uncomfortable when talking about our digestive problems. Why are stomachs so embarrassing for so many people to discuss?

Oct 25th, 2017
All About Acid Reflux Disease

If you’ve ever experienced heartburn, it may have been due to acid reflux. When you feel a burning pain around the chest or throat area, it is likely to be heartburn.

Oct 16th, 2017
What Causes Liver Disease?

Have you ever held a football? It’s pretty big, right? Well, that football is about as big as your liver, the largest organ inside the human body.

Sep 19th, 2017