Let’s be honest: most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our colon health. As the second deadliest cancer in the U.S., maybe we should, especially when it is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer when caught early through screening.

The Connection Between Colorectal Health and Overall Well-being

Our digestive system plays a very important role in our overall health by absorbing nutrients and getting rid of waste. When it is not working the correct way, it can cause other issues in the body. When our colorectal area is not healthy, it can cause our energy levels to be low, not enough nutrients getting absorbed and a weakened immune system.

The Facts About Colorectal Screenings

Colorectal screenings are not just for certain people – everyone, no matter your gender or race, should get regular screenings. Most people should begin getting colorectal screenings at 45. However, you should always talk to your medical provider about family history, personal history and other health-related concerns to make sure that they do not recommend screening earlier.

Many people think that getting screened for colorectal cancer and other colorectal issues is uncomfortable or embarrassing. However, screenings are easier than ever and can often be done in your own home. When a colonoscopy is needed, remember that this screening is important for your overall health, and a little discomfort for a day can lead to a lifetime of health and peace of mind!

Take the First Step Today!

Protect your future health by scheduling your wellness exam at HealthLinc. Speak with your medical provider about colorectal screening options available to you. Prioritizing your colorectal health is a crucial step toward ensuring a healthy tomorrow.


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