At least 60-70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive diseases. About 14 million hospital stays, 105 million visits to a doctor, and 45 million emergency visits each year are due to digestive diseases. Close to two million Americans have disabilities related to digestive diseases.
James T. Sing, DO
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursScott & White Temple Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st
Temple, TX 76508
- Scott & White Health Plan
- Providence Memorial Hospital
- Scott & White Memorial Hospital
- What is the rate of incidence for digestive diseases?
Can digestive diseases be prevented?
To help prevent digestive diseases, doctors recommend the following:
- Chew food thoroughly, and don't overeat.
- Get plenty of fluids. Good sources include water, broth, and soups.
- Eat a variety of foods that contain dietary fiber. The recommended amount is 25-30 grams per day.
- Limit your intake of fats and alcohol.
- Avoid raw shellfish if you're not sure the source is a safe one.
- Exercise daily.
- Wear clothes that fit properly; clothes that are tight on the abdomen can cause stomach problems.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before preparing food and eating.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom, changing diapers, handling garbage, handling raw meat, and handling pets or their waste.
Some digestive diseases cannot be prevented, such as Crohn's disease. If your digestive problems presist despite these tips, consult your doctor.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Is an obstetric fistula serious?
An obstetric fistula is a serious medical condition and is devastating for many women, especially in Africa and Asia, where treatment may be rare and expensive. Usually, the woman's newborn dies when medical intervention, such as a caesarean section, is not provided in a timely manner. If the illness is left untreated, it can also become life-threatening. Many women develop infections of the urinary tract and skin as well as kidney disease. They may become infertile. They are also unable to control the flow of their feces and urine, which often leads to being left alone by family members and friends.
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