Some Problems Embarrassing, But Need Attention

They're the problems most people don't like to talk about, but they can have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Doctors say people shouldn't be so embarrassed they simply live with them.

Dr. Curtis Baum is a gastroenterologist with the Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center. He said people need to know they can get help for issues like heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. He said it's even more important since some of those problems can be a sign of a more serious medical condition.

In addition, Dr. Baum said the Digestive Health Center works to promote colon screenings. Dr. Baum said colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but it's also among the most preventable when it's caught early.

For more information on digestive health issues, contact the Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center at 354-0539.


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