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Prevent Colon Cancer: The Top 3 Tests Done in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Patients tend to cringe at the word “colonoscopy,” dreading the 50-year-old birthday checkup to help prevent colon cancer. Nearly one-third of adults between the ages of 50-75 have never been tested for colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Avoiding this test leaves you in danger


How to Manipulate Your Microbiome For Easier, Better Health

The gut microbiome is the ecosystem of over 100 trillion microbes that lives in your gastrointestinal tract. This is more than some bacteria living in your gut – the gut microbiome has more genes than your genome, which has earned it the nickname, “the second genome.” This ecosystem makes up 90 percent of the total


Colonoscopy FAQs

With March being Colon Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to help spread the awareness message in the Fort Worth, TX area that following the recommended screening guidelines are the key to beating this cancer. To further promote colon cancer awareness, I’ve created a list of common Colonoscopy FAQs to help dispel some misconceptions and


6 Reasons to see a Gastroenterologist

If you’re struggling with digestive issues in the Fort Worth, TX area you might be wondering if you need to see a digestive health specialist, called a Gastroenterologist (or GI doctor).  In most cases, my recommendation to those experiencing stomach pain or other digestive symptoms is to see your primary doctor first so they


Avoid Holiday Heartburn

During the holiday season, many of us in the Fort Worth, TX area succumb to over indulging in foods and spirits with family, friends and co-workers. To help avoid the holiday heartburn that many of us experience this time of year, Dr. Yepuri has created a list of recommendations that can help with heartburn and