Nearly 1 in 4 Americans is affected by digestive diseases. But many symptoms are ignored and left untreated, causing more discomfort and potential complications. At Claxton-Hepburn, our gastroenterology team brings extensive research, expertise and training home to the North Country, treating a range of conditions, such as:
- Acid reflux.
- Ulcerative colitis.
- Crohn's disease.
- Celiac disease.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Colon cancer screening and prevention.
When it comes to colorectal cancer, men and women should begin routine screenings at age 50. If you have a family history of the disease, scheduling a consultation with your primary care physician or GI specialist is the first step to determine your risk.
When to speak to a specialist
- Changes in bowel habits.
- Severe or constant abdominal pain.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Heartburn not relieved by antacids.
- Blood in the stool.
"Colorectal cancer places stressful burdens on patients and their families. But having regular screenings gives you the answers you need to live a healthier—and stress-free life."
— Dr. Ahmad Kadhim, MD, Gastroenterologist