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Spring Cleaning Your Colon

Learn what your colon communicates about your health and more on The Healthiest You podcast: Episode 25

Learn what your colon communicates about your health. Prebiotics vs. probiotics, constipation, colon cleanses, screenings

What you eat, how much water (or lack thereof) you’re drinking and whether you’re going regularly (or not) are all factors that can make or break your colon and gut health.

Your body may be trying to get your attention if you struggle with constipation, bloating, gas and/or fatigue. It could be imbalanced hormones, dehydration or a sign that something else may be going on in your colon.

Listen to the latest episode of The Healthiest You podcast where Mike and Steph from B104 discuss women’s colon health with colon and rectal surgeon Kristen Halm, MD, with Colon-Rectal Surgery Associates and LVHN.

How can hormones impact gut health in women? What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? Is constipation more common in women? What is a colon cleanse? Are there ways to prevent or lower your risk of colon cancer? We answer these questions and more on The Healthiest You podcast this month.

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The Healthiest You podcast is hosted by familiar voices – Mike and Steph from B104. In each episode they will interview doctors and experts across Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to learn practical health tips for everyday life – to empower you to be the healthiest you.

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Colonoscopies are available at locations throughout the region, making it easier to fit testing into your busy schedule.

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