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Do you suffer from 'vacation constipation'?

Do you suffer from 'vacation constipation'?

You’ve waited months for this trip, planned every detail and managed to remember to pack everything you need. But now, it’s Day 2, and you realize you haven’t pooped. Suddenly, you’re panicking. When’s the last time you’ve used the bathroom? “With spring break and summer vacation on the horizon, people will be taking vacations with...

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Here's why your mouth tingles after eating fresh produce

Here's why your mouth tingles after eating fresh produce

For sufferers of seasonal allergies, spring and summer are not always something to look forward to. Alongside celebratory barbeques and picnics, warm weather means the return of pollen season and unexpected allergy triggers that may be part of these food-centered activities. Oral allergy syndrome (OAS), also known as pollen-food syndrome, is a condition caused by...

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Colonoscopy or home test: which is right for you?

Colonoscopy or home test: which is right for you?

In recent years, new products have hit the medical market as alternatives to having a colonoscopy. These alternatives, typically a take-home sample test, have gained popularity due to their convenience and relative non-invasiveness. However, they are far from perfect and not recommended for everyone. Gastroenterologist Dr. Kevin Liebovich of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill.,...

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Constipation: a common but undertreated condition

Constipation: a common but undertreated condition

Constipation is one of the most common ailments troubling patients of all ages, male and female alike. Unfortunately, I find that constipation is also one of the most undertreated conditions when I see patients in my office. Many people tend to ignore constipation and simply “live with it”. By the time a patient with chronic...

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Constipated? Try these simple tips

Constipated? Try these simple tips

Stress, dehydration, a low-fiber diet and even medication can wreak havoc on your GI tract and lead to constipation. Dr. Anshuman Chawla, a gastroenterologist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., says constipation is a very common problem. “Most of the time, constipation is not related to an illness or digestive disorder. Instead,...

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