Habits to Maintain a Healthy Colon

There are few people in this world who enjoy colonoscopies. It’s not so much about the actual procedure as it is patients dreading the colonoscopy prep. For starters, you must prepare your bowels a day in advance so your doctor can visualize the colon. This requires regular trips to the restroom, which can become cumbersome for patients. 

This process, regardless of how inconvenient or uncomfortable, is necessary for colon health. The statistics tell us colorectal cancer, defined as cancer occurring in the colon or rectum, are among the most common in the United States. But because of how slowly it moves and develops, it’s frequently caught in its early stages, meaning you may be able to combat or delay its progress based on the decisions you make and the life you live. More...