Fatty Liver – What Does It Mean?

Fatty Liver – What Does It Mean?

Your doctor has diagnosed you with a fatty liver. It’s a diagnosis many people don’t fully understand. While the condition may not be harmful in some individuals, in others it can lead to more severe forms of liver damage. It occurs when your body cannot properly process the excess calories you consume and the excess fat that is thereby generated, and fats inappropriately builds up in liver cells. A liver specialist at Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia will tell you how severe the condition is, based on test results, and will recommend appropriate treatment methods.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Doctor Holding a colon Cancer Sign

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is important because it provides opportunities for you to educate yourself and others about this disease, screening methods, and preventative measures. Regular colon cancer screenings are encouraged because six out of 10 deaths can be prevented, if all people 50 and older were tested, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia offers comprehensive colon cancer screenings. A colonoscopy is the gold standard screening tool for colon cancer and is able to diagnose and treat pre-cancerous lesions known as polyps. Still, it’s important to get the word out because many people are unaware of the risk and the testing options available. Here is an overview, details on how you can get involved, and insights on lowering your risk of developing this fatal disease.