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Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Calls for Action on Colorectal Cancer in D.C.

April 17, 2024

In 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman, most known for his role in the 2018 Marvel series movie “Black Panther,” passed away from colorectal cancer at the age of 43.  Now four years later, the late actor’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, stood amidst a sea of blue flags at the National Mall in D.C. asking for a […]

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Colorectal Cancer vs. Young Adults: The New Leading Cause of Death

April 17, 2024

use in young women. Keep reading to discover the latest news on colon cancer and how to get ahead in colorectal cancer prevention with the help of Charleston GI.  Why is the Risk of Colorectal Cancer Increasing for Young Adults? Although researchers are still working to understand why colon cancer is on the rise for […]

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When to Worry about Hernia Pain: All the Hype on Inguinal Hernias

April 17, 2024

A mild sneeze or a rare cough can usually be attributed to a slight chill in the air, but what happens when chronic sneezing and coughing lead to something more serious?  Inguinal hernias occur when tissue bulges through a weakened opening in your abdomen. Although this type of hernia isn’t dangerous, it can lead to […]

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Busted! Gut Health Myths Debunked

April 17, 2024

Rumors can start to swirl when it comes to celebrities, workplace drama, and…gut health? More people have begun to notice that understanding their digestive system is the key to their overall health and well-being. This new understanding, however, has also led to many misconceptions and falsehoods flooding areas of truth. So, when scouring the internet […]

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Hepatitis A, B, C…Easy as 1, 2, 3

April 17, 2024

When it comes to your health, being aware of your symptoms can be the most difficult task. With a list of generalized symptoms, ranging from general fatigue to nausea, spotting the onset of hepatitis can be tricky.  Charleston GI is here to help! At our GI clinic near you, our top priority is providing resources […]

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Toby Keith’s Death Provides Wake-Up Call to Realities of Stomach Cancer

March 20, 2024

Country music fans mourned the loss of singer-songwriter Toby Keith after he died in early February at the age of 62 from stomach cancer.  According to the statement made on Keith’s website, “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5, surrounded by his family.” The statement continues, “He fought his fight with grace and […]

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Resmetirom Set to Become New Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease

March 20, 2024

The medical world has begun to turn on its axis as the introduction of a new drug could lead to treatment and relief for patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) liver disease.  The FDA is set to approve – or reject – the new pharmaceutical drug in the coming weeks, so keep reading to find out […]

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What Happens if You Ignore Lactose Intolerance?

March 20, 2024

After a long day at work, you decide to splurge on a pint of ice cream as a job well done. What was supposed to be a special treat for a hard day’s work has now turned into terrible tummy aches and a desperate need for the bathroom. What went wrong? The ice cream could […]

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Can Gallstones Make You Tired and Dizzy? 

March 20, 2024

Gallstones are very common, affecting nearly one million people each year. Because they often don’t experience any symptoms at first, many patients are unaware of their gallstones until the painful onset of a gallbladder attack.  At Charleston GI, we strive to inform and educate the patients we serve, providing accurate information about a wide variety […]

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Is Diverticulitis Hereditary? Dissecting the Colon Disease

March 20, 2024

When it comes to understanding the inner workings of your digestive health, breaking down your signs and symptoms when something goes wrong can be nerve-wracking. One such condition that tends to raise questions is diverticulitis. A complication of diverticulosis, this gastrointestinal condition can leave you confused and searching for answers. Our goal at Charleston GI […]

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Traveling and Gut Health: Tips for Happy Tummies on the Road

February 6, 2024

Relaxing by the beach or jet-setting to a new corner of the world is what vacation is all about, but digestive problems can hinder even the best-laid travel plans. The worst way to take the fun out of any trip is by spending too much time in the bathroom or having an upset stomach that […]

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Don’t Fall for These Seven Colonoscopy Myths!

February 6, 2024

The mere mention of a colonoscopy is usually accompanied by a grimace and reluctance. Despite it being a common procedure, colonoscopies are clouded in misinformation and myths, making it an easy “no” for most. However, the procedure may not be as bad as you have been led to believe – and it could even save […]

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Does Chocolate Cause Constipation? 10 Foods to Avoid for Constipation Relief

February 6, 2024

If straining in the bathroom is putting a strain on your everyday life, constipation may be to blame. The GI condition, while very common, can cause serious discomfort – and leave sufferers desperately seeking relief.  Lifestyle changes are often the solution, with modifications to diet often bringing much-needed relief. While most constipation cases don’t require […]

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Tips for Creating a Crohn’s Disease Self-Care Routine

February 6, 2024

Navigating life with Crohn’s disease often requires careful planning. With abdominal pain and frequent bathroom visits to contend with, many patients find that even everyday outings are complicated by this inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to the physical toll Crohn’s disease takes on the body, it also impacts patients’ overall wellbeing – especially when […]

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The Low-Down on the Low Residue Diet

January 19, 2024

Healthy gut, happy patient. Here at Charleston GI, our team agrees that digestion plays a major role in your overall health. To promote optimal function – and keep you feeling your best – some lifestyle and diet changes may be required. If you’re experiencing unpleasant GI symptoms, a low residue diet may be the solution. […]

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Do I Have Gastroparesis? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

January 19, 2024

A healthy diet can work wonders, not only impacting your overall wellness but affecting how you feel each day. Because of the significant role that the stomach plays, it should come as no surprise that serious issues can arise when it doesn’t function as it should. Gastroparesis is one GI condition that may result. While […]

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Behind the Bathroom Door: Hemorrhoids vs. Colorectal Cancer

November 20, 2023

No matter the cause, blood in your stool is an unwelcome observation. But this symptom does not always clearly point toward a single diagnosis. Those suffering from hemorrhoids may notice blood during a trip to the bathroom, but a more serious condition could be to blame. Patients in the early stages of colorectal cancer often […]

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What to Expect After a Colonoscopy

November 20, 2023

While a colonoscopy is a routine procedure, first-time patients may feel some apprehension. To alleviate any uncertainty or unease, our GI specialists have shed some light on what to expect during and after a colonoscopy. Read on to learn more, then schedule your colon cancer screening at Charleston GI today!  What to Expect During the […]

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Spotting the Difference: Is it the Stomach Flu or Food Poisoning?

November 20, 2023

Your stomach feels like it’s twisting, and you can’t stray too far from the bathroom. Are you experiencing the aftermath of a colleague coughing into his hand before you borrowed his pen or the questionable-smelling sushi you had for dinner the night before?   Figuring out whether you are experiencing the symptoms of stomach flu […]

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Is Constipation Causing Back Pain? Exploring the Connection

November 20, 2023

Some symptoms don’t point directly to the conditions that cause them. Spotting the connection requires a gastroenterologist with an experienced eye – like the ones you’ll find here at Charleston GI! Read on to learn more about the link between constipation and back pain, then schedule your appointment – no referral needed! Understanding Constipation  The […]

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