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Can hemorrhoids lead to colon cancer?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 February 2017, Circulation
hemorrhoids

 co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids lead to colorectal cancer. However, the symptoms of hemorrhoids are often similar to those of colorectal cancer. Colon cancer and hemorrhoids are very different conditions that can produce blood in the stool.

For this reason, it is very important that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. This article will briefly explore some of your options.

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3 main causes of vacation stomach problems

by Krista Halton, on 24 January 2017, Digestion
vacation stomach problems

Don’t let your stomach ruin your vacation!

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, there are 20 million Canadians who suffer from some form of digestive disorder – that’s two out of every three people.

Whether you’re a chronic or situational sufferer, your worst travel nightmare is having a well-earned vacation ruined by an unreliable gut.

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Take out the toxins!

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 January 2017, Digestion
toxins

How would you feel if the bin men didn’t come?  If your drains were blocked and your gutters overflowing? Pretty smelly and unpleasant…

Our bodies need rubbish removed from them just as our houses do. When you have over indulged (chocolate, anyone?), it’s even more important to get the exit routes functioning as well as possible….

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Internal cleansing: How Clean is Your Body?

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 January 2016, Digestion
internal cleansing

We spend lots of money and heaps of effort keeping our houses, clothes and children clean and tidy. We worry about germs getting into our food and beasties burrowing into our beds.

Who, though, is worrying about how to make sure our internal waste disposal systems are cleaning up inside us? What if we have glistening external surfaces and heaps of gunge inside?

One thing you can be sure of – if you are mucky inside, sooner or later it will show outside. Read on to find out why.

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The harmful effect of constipation on your prostate

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Men's Health
constipation

The relationship between constipation and the prostate is kind of like the old chicken and egg conundrum. The egg: Constipation, aka the build-up of feces in the intestine (also called the bowel), can put pressure on the bladder and the prostate, which can cause symptoms resembling those associated with an enlarged prostate.

The chicken: an enlarged prostate can put pressure on the rectum and cause constipation. But wait, there’s more…

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