At Desert Endoscopy Center, we are committed to providing an exceptional patient experience. We hope that you will find our practice website to be an excellent health resource before you even arrive at our center.
We strongly believe in the importance of educating patients about the nature of their condition, treatment options, and outcome expectations. Our goal is to empower patients to take control of their health through preventive screenings and the healing process.
We have provided articles about some of the most common conditions we see at our practice.
Colon cancer is a malignant growth that occurs on the inner wall of the colon or the rectum. It is well recognized that colon cancer usually begins many years earlier as a small noncancerous growth called a polyp, which grows on the inner wall of the colon. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in United States. Only lung cancer is more deadly.
After many years of intense research, the cause of Crohn’s disease is still unknown. One theory is that the condition is caused by an unidentified, slow-growing microorganism. The condition occurs in both sexes and among all age groups, although it most frequently begins in young people. For unknown reasons, Jewish people are at increased risk of developing Crohn’s, while African Americans are at decreased risk.
High Fiber, Low Fiber?
All plant fiber has both insoluble and soluble fiber, although the amount of each can vary. Wheat and corn fiber are 90 percent insoluble fiber, while oats are about half insoluble and half soluble fiber. The recommended amount of dietary fiber is 25-35 grams per day, while most Americans consume only 10-14 grams per day.