While there is no set upper age limit for colon cancer screenings, most doctors agree that the benefits of screening decrease and the risks of screenings increase after the age of 75. Of course, the benefit-to-risk ratio can vary for every person depending on factors such as physical health, mental health, family history, and other diseases. Let’s take a look at the different variables that might play into your doctor’s decision and what are the other options available to those who should not get a colonoscopy. Many times, a colonoscopy is the best option for identifying colon cancer. However, sometimes [...]
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IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common disorder that can affect both the stomach and the intestines. Because IBS can affect people of all ages, it is estimated that between 25 to 45 million people in the United States struggle with it. That comes out to about 10-15% of the entire population! Since IBS is a fairly common disorder, I wanted to share about its most common symptoms, who is most likely to get it, and what are the top things that trigger it. What are the most common symptoms of IBS? A disorder that affects both the stomach [...]