Millions of Americans are affected by digestive disorders and diseases. We are here to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the digestive system, to help you enjoy better digestive health.
Digestive discomforts like heartburn, stomach upset, acid reflux and painful gas could be symptoms of serious medical problems. If you have questions about your digestive health, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a digestive health assessment and learn more about conditions you may have.
In 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force revised their recommendation for colorectal cancer screening. Due to the growing trend of cases among younger adults, they now recommend that people at average risk begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45.
Research shows that colonoscopies can prevent colorectal cancer or find it early and decrease the risk of death. Regular screening is the key.
The CDC recommends that adults aged 45 to 75 regularly get screenings such as colonoscopies. Discuss with your doctor the frequency that makes most sense for you. If you have certain bowel diseases or a family history of colorectal cancer, screenings should not wait until age 45.
Reasons to consider a colonoscopy:
To schedule an appointment to find out how you can lower your risk for colorectal cancer, call 334.518.6001.