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Wellness and Prevention

Don’t ignore chronic heartburn

If you suffer from heartburn more than twice a week or have trouble falling asleep because of it, you may need to have an Northwest Community Hospital gastrointestinal (GI) specialist perform an upper GI endoscopy. You could have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which is treatable. If you ignore it, the constant backing up of stomach acids can burn the lining of your esophagus, leading to a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett's Esophagus.

You can schedule a physician consultation and screening with one quick call to 847.618.4YOU (4968), Monday–Friday, from 8:30 am–4:30 pm CST.

A routine colonoscopy can save your life

Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it's most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine.

Make sure you're getting the best gastroenterology care in the Northwest Suburbs. Find a physician now or call 847.618.4YOU (4968) for a free physician referral.

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Last Updated 11/15/2009