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How does bowel cancer change your overall health?

How does bowel cancer change your  overall health?

Depends: It depends in the stage. Early stage bowel cancer can be effectively treated with survival that often exceeds 10 years. Talk to your doctor about your stage and prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Most definitely: Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy. The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies. ...Read more

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Good food to improve lung capacity?

Good food to improve lung capacity?

none: There is no special diet or supplements for that. Avoid pollution (esp in india), do not smoke, exercise, and eat healthy food daily (low oil, no ghee at all, limit meat, and limit sugars/sweets). ...Read more

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Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

May be: An otherwise healthy person consuming a balanced diet does not need nutritional supplements. If the "old" person in question has difficulty taking usual foods, nutritional supplements may help in maintaining adequate nutrition. Improving health usually requires treatment for an ailment, if any, balanced nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Fiber and Life: Fiber has been shown to prevent colon cancer. It has not been shown to improve cancer survival. You would need to eat about 30 to 35 grams of fiber per day to obtain the preventive qualities of the fiber, and you need to do this long-term. ...Read more

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How can flossing improve the health of your cardiovascular system?

It does: There is now conclusive evidence that links oral health to cardiovascular health. In short, flossing tends to lead to healthier oral health thus healthier cardiovascular health. Poor oral health leads to poor cardiovascular health. Keep flossing! ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is liver and colon cancer?

How harmful for your health is liver and colon cancer?

Depends: While colon cancer that has spread distantly is considered stage IV (of 4) and has the worst prognosis, there are patients with isolated metastasis to the liver who do quite well with surgical resection with or without chemotherapy. We find that 40% of those with resectable liver tumors can live over 5 years. Consider evaluation at a cancer center with a surgical oncologist or hpb surgeon. ...Read more

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Is Phillips colon probiotics good to replenish your immune and digestive system ?

Is Phillips colon probiotics good to replenish your immune and digestive system ?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Would recommend a poly-strain probiotic that is slow -release with millions of cultures. It will cost more but will do a much better job that cheap ones. ...Read more

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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Not likely but...: For years science has known of a link b/twn dental health & cardiovascular health. The culprit is bacteria. The human mouth is full of bacteria, & good oral health keeps these bacteria in check. Poor dental health allows bacteria to grow unchecked & allow it to migrate to other areas of the body, including the cardiovascular system. Poor dental health alone is unlikely to increase cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more

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How does reducing colonic transit time with fiber prevent colorectal cancer?

How does reducing colonic transit time with fiber prevent colorectal cancer?

Less contact: The hypothesis is that one factor in colon cancer is potentially ingested carcinogens(cancer causing) that are in the food we eat. The faster the stool moves through the colon, the less time the carcinogen has in contact with any segment of the colon so it's should be less damaging. ...Read more

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Is Phillips colon health a good probiotic to take ?

Is Phillips colon health a good probiotic to take ?

Probiotics: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help improve the health of my vagina?

Will probiotics help improve the health of my vagina?

No: there is no good evidence that taking probiotics will decrease your risk of vaginal yeast infections. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially. The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more