Your doctor will discuss preparing for diagnostic procedures with you before your test appointment. For some endoscopies, you may need to not drink or eat for a period of time before the test, and you may need to cleanse your colon. For colonoscopy, your doctor will ask you to stop taking certain medications, to drink lots of clear fluids for one or more days before the test, and to completely clear out the large intestine. Clearing your colon may involve fasting and using laxatives or enemas.
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Location and Office HoursEdward S Polashenski DO & Robert S Yamulla MD
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Hazleton, PA 18201
- First Priority Health (BC of NE PA)
- Hazleton General Hospital
- How should I prepare for my tests to diagnose digestive disease?
How does exercise contribute to a healthy GI system?
Moderate exercise improves the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles and stimulates intestinal muscles to facilitate elimination from the bowels. Moderate exercise may benefit individuals with inflammatory bowel disease or liver disease. Intensive exercise, however, may interfere with nutritional absorption and waste elimination.
How do I manage my diverticulitis on a daily basis?
The best thing you can do to manage your diverticulitis is eat a high-fiber diet. A high-fiber diet softens stool so that it can pass through the intestines easier, reducing stress that can sometimes cause diverticulitis. By adding fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your diet, you will reduce the complications and symptoms associated with diverticulitis. Additionally, exercising regularly and managing your weight can help reduce symptoms.
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