Smoking cessation and reaching/maintaining a healthy body weight may help to reduce GERD symptoms.
Hemorrhoids affect up to 38% of women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
The average person generates 0.6-1.8L of intestinal gas per day.
Contrary to old beliefs, neither eating spicy food nor living a stressful life cause ulcers.
Chronic constipation affects 15-30% of Canadians, and is commonly found in young children and the elderly, occurring more frequently in females than in males.
An estimated 6% of Canadians will develop colorectal cancer, half of whom will not experience any symptoms until advanced stages of the disease emerge.
Only 1 in 5 Canadians undergo a colonoscopy, an important screening tool that can detect colorectal cancer.
Individuals with certain types of IBD should get a colonoscopy every 1 to 2 years.
IBS affects an estimated 13-20% of Canadians at any given time. The lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%.
IBS can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and can resolve unexpectedly for periods throughout an individual’s lifespan, recurring at any age.
Only about 40% of those who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms seek help from a physician.
Peppermint might help reduce IBS symptoms because it has antispasmodic effects and temporarily causes pain-sensing fibres in the gut to become less sensitive.
If you suffer from the following ongoing symptoms, you might have IBS: