Desert Surgical Associates
by Desert Surgical Associates on 05/28/18
FOODS THAT CAUSE ACID REFLUX:
Don’t kill the messenger, chocolate lovers: this delicious treat may cause more reflux than any other food. Here’s why:
1 – Common ingredients in chocolate, including stimulants caffeine and theobromine may induce reflex.
2 – Chocolate is high in fat.
3 – Chocolate contains cocoa, a bean known to produce a reflux response.
Dark chocolate doesn’t quite produce the same amount of reflux episodes, but the difference is marginal.
by Desert Surgical Associates on 05/13/18
What are the different types of surgeons
DSA surgeons perform trauma, critical care and general surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
by Desert Surgical Associates on 04/01/18
Scientists say the appendix might have been a place for good bacteria to localize in, like a little cul-de-sac away from everything else.
The theory is the appendix serves as a nature reserve for beneficial bacteria in our guts. When we get a severe gut infection such as cholera (which happened often during much of our history and happens often in many regions even today), the beneficial bacteria in our gut are depleted. The appendix allows them to be restored. In essence, Parker sees the appendix as a sanctuary for our tiny mutualist friends, a place where there is always room at the inn. The appendix nurtures beneficial bacteria even as our conscious brains and cultures tell us to kill, kill, kill them with wipes and pills.
by Desert Surgical Associates on 03/18/18
by Desert Surgical Associates on 03/04/18
Q:What are the risk factors for Colorectal Cancer?
A: Lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is roughly equal in men and women.
Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age.
Q:Who is considered High Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
A:Colonoscopy is recommended for individuals of any age who are at higher than average risk for developing colorectal cancer by virtue of:
Personal history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps
A strong family history of the disease
Inherited forms of colorectal polyps or cancer
Predisposing chronic digestive condition such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)