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Why the Recommended Age for Routine Colorectal Cancer Screenings Was Recently Lowered to Age 45 Feb 1st, 2020

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2020, it’s estimated that doctors will diagnose more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer. When detected and treated in the early stages before it has spread, colon cancer has a 90% survival rate. In the past it was recommended that you...

Learn What a Gallbladder Attack Feels Like Dec 31st, 2019

The gallbladder is a small organ that sits below the liver and stores an important digestive fluid called bile. Gallstones are the most common cause of gallbladder issues, and about 20 million Americans have the little stones. Many people with gallstones have no symptoms. When symptoms do arise, it’s best...

Surviving the Holidays When You Have IBS Dec 1st, 2019

It’s hard to look forward to the holiday season when you have a digestive disorder like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). That’s because it’s hard to have a good time when you’re constantly worried about cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation — especially when you’re away from home. But, you don’t...

When to See a Doctor About Constipation Nov 4th, 2019

Constipation can strike for many reasons, from temporary dehydration to stress. But if ongoing problems with constipation are causing physical discomfort and stress, there could be an underlying issue. At Gastroenterology Consultants of West Houston, PLLC,  in Katy, Texas, Dr. Hyon S. Kang specializes in anorectal disorders. Under his compassionate...

4 Signs Your Hemorrhoids Require Medical Intervention Oct 22nd, 2019

No one likes talking about hemorrhoids. But, this is a common problem affecting about 1 in 20 people in the United States each year. In fact, it’s estimated that up to three in four adults will have problems with hemorrhoids during their lifetime. When you walk down the pharmacy aisle...