COLONOSCOPIES ARE SEEN BY MANY AS “A PAIN IN THE POSTERIOR”

By on July 1, 2011

By Dr. Patricia Raymond–

Colonoscopies are seen by many as “a pain in the posterior.” But with the addition just a few lifestyle changes, you can make sure the “end” result is worth your while.

I’m Dr. Pat Raymond of Your Health Choice.

Most people know stopping smoking helps you to avoid cancer, and that includes colon cancer. But there are other lifestyle choices you can make to help put your colon cancer risks “behind you.”

Exercising more and eating less red meat less can help you be “flush with health”, but according to a report published in the International Journal of Cancer, alcohol intake is also an important factor. In fact, those who consume more than one alcoholic drink per day are 60% more likely to develop colon cancer than those who drink less.

The “bottom line”: colorectal cancer is a disease of lifestyle and modifying behaviors now — such as reducing alcohol intake, quitting smoking and losing weight — has the potential to substantially reduce your risk of the disease.

Rectify your behaviors. In other words, use some foresight and avoid “I told you so” in “hindsight”.

Gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond takes medicine seriously . . . and herself lightly. The founder of Your Health Choice and Rx For Sanity, known nationally as ‘The Divine Ms. Butt Meddler’ for her efforts to reduce the screening colonoscopy ‘ick’ factor, her speeches, articles, book, and broadcasts humorously help folks make the small choices that lead to big health. Websites: http://www.yourhealthchoice.com/,, http://www.buttmeddler.com/,  http://www.colonjoke.com/, http://www.rxforsanity.com/.

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COLONOSCOPIES ARE SEEN BY MANY AS “A PAIN IN THE POSTERIOR”