Hi there! Today weâ€™re going to be talking about colon health.
Did you know that one of the leading causes of cancer in this country…one of the leading cancers…is colon cancer? This is a deadly cancer and there are some signs and symptoms that can serve as an indication that you may be heading in that direction and I’m going to tell you what they are.
First of all, if you strain when having a bowel movement, or if there’s any timeâ€”even if it happened one timeâ€”where you went to the restroom, had a bowel movement, and you saw blood, that is an indicator that you have ill colon health. Even if it happened one time. Patients come in and they’ll be like, â€œYeah, it doesn’t happen all the timeâ€¦you know I only had it happen once, or every once in a whileâ€¦â€ Once again, blood is not a good indicator, so that is something that you should investigate.
The other thing with colon health is a lot of time people will report that there’s mucus when they wipe. Kind of like they blew their nose into the tissue but found it on the toilet paper. If you’re getting clear mucus-like liquid after a bowel movement, thatâ€™s an indicator that your body is trying to get rid of something. It’s trying to cleanse the colon and is having a hard time doing so.
So mucus in the bowel movements is not a good thing, nor is blood.
Now if you let these things go will, what will end up happening is later on in life you’ll develop polyps and diverticulosis or diverticulitis and, once again, if this process is let go youâ€™ll end up with colon cancer.
So you want to be looking at these little signs right from the get go and do something about it.
So if you have any considerations or concerns regarding your colon health, you can sit down with me for a free consultation. Contact our office at 727-235-3265.
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