Low Back Pain Could be a Warning Sign of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 60-70 percent of the population experiences low back pain at some point in their life. In many cases, it’s challenging to identify the cause, but some women and men may find that their low back pain is a clue that pelvic floor dysfunction may be happening too, especially […]

Our Best Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Colorectal Cancer

Overcoming a colorectal cancer diagnosis is challenging for everyone: not only the person diagnosed with the disease, but also their loved ones. If one of your family members or close friends has recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may not know exactly how to best support them during these uncertain times. The Piedmont Colorectal […]

Can Diet Affect Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?

When diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease, it can be challenging to know which foods are best for your body’s needs. Your diet did not cause the development of your disease, and it is not likely to cause a flare-up of symptoms. But according to the team at Piedmont Colorectal Associates, if […]

How to Know if You Are at an Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Although there is no way to completely avoid getting colorectal cancer, you can increase the chances of early detection and intervention by knowing your personal risk factors. Read on as the team at Piedmont Colorectal Associates explains how to know if you are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Answering FAQs About Colon Polyps

A standard colonoscopy reveals not only whether colon cancer is present, but the presence of polyps. Colon polyps generally look like bumps on the bowel’s inside lining. Some are flat, while others contain a stalk. Piedmont Colorectal Associates answers the most frequently asked questions about colon polyps.

When to See a Doctor About Abdominal Pain

When abdominal pain is severe, you know it is time to seek medical advice. Deciding when to see a doctor when experiencing milder pain is more nuanced. Perhaps the issue is discomfort more than pain. Perhaps you think you can wait it out. Piedmont Colorectal Associates discusses when it is time to seek a doctor’s […]

Questions to Ask When Searching For a Colorectal Surgeon

If you have been diagnosed with a colorectal issue, one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your health involves your choice of surgeon. Piedmont Colorectal Associates explains what to look for when searching for a colorectal surgeon and the questions to ask to help determine your decision.

How Does Stress Affect Your Digestive System?

You may not realize just how in sync your brain and gut are. They constantly communicate with each other, sending signals back and forth via the vagus nerve. Because your brain and gut have such a close relationship, your gastrointestinal system is highly sensitive to your emotions, including stress. If you find yourself in a […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pregnancy: What To Know

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a spectrum of conditions, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, that cause inflammation of the digestive tract. Women with pre-existing IBD who wish to have children are often curious about how IBD and IBD treatments impact pregnancy. Most women with IBD have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. However, according to […]

What Is the Difference Between a Gastroenterologist and a Colorectal Surgeon?

It is easy to confuse gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons, as there is some overlap between the two fields. For example, both providers can perform colonoscopies and treat some of the same conditions, such as hemorrhoids. However, there are inherent differences in the way gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons train as well as the care they provide. […]