Colonoscopy Procedure Raleigh NC

People in Raleigh who are obese are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the effectiveness of the procedure, a new study finds. Being obese increases the risk for several gastrointestinal issues, including colon cancer, which is most effectively diagnosed by identifying colon polyps during a colonoscopy.

Chiropractic Partners
(919) 787-8883
3700 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Optimal Wellness Chiro - Dr. Loan Huynh
(919) 576-1423
4008 Barrett Dr., Suite 104
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Johnson Chiropractic
(919) 876-2212
4412 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Quail Corners Animal Hospital
(919) 876-0739
1613 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Osborne Chiropractic Clinic
(919) 571-7311
5603 Duraleigh Rd
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Roger B. Russell
(919) 785-0505
3633 Harden Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided by:
Team Chiropractic & Sports Medicine - Raleigh
(919) 788-8881
309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 199
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Glenn M Davis
(919) 785-1220
2304 Wesvill Court
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided by:
Avian and Exotic Animal Care
(919) 844-9166
8711 Fidelity Blvd
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Douglas Schmidt DC
(919) 576-1675
5500 McNeely Dr # 103
Raleigh, NC

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Colonoscopy Procedure

Provided By:

MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the effectiveness of the procedure, a new study finds.

Being obese increases the risk for several gastrointestinal issues, including colon cancer, which is most effectively diagnosed by identifying colon polyps during a colonoscopy. However, failing to properly cleanse the colon can result in the polyps not being detected during the procedure.

The study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, found that more than one in four of 1,588 people who had colonoscopies had what was called an "inadequate examination." The higher a person's body-mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight, the greater the chance of not having adequately prepared for the procedure, the study found.

"Our results suggest that the obese patient should at least be subject to more precise instructions and possibly a more rigorous bowel preparation regimen," study author Dr. Brian Borg, of Washington University in St. Louis, said in a news release from the journal's publisher. "In addition, as the number of risk factors for an inadequate bowel preparation increase, the need for early repeat colonoscopy escalates."

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about colon cancer.

SOURCE: Gastroenterological Association, news release, June 1, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com