Small problems may indicate something more serious.
- Constipation could indicate serious digestive problems or even colon cancer. If problems persist for more than two weeks, see your doctor.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) may signal heart disease, diabetes, or other conditions. It’s OK to get a prescription for ED, but don’t ignore the root causes.
- Acid reflux can lead to ulcers and even cancer. Avoid processed and acidic foods, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar. Again, if the problem persists, see your doctor.
Dr. Eliaz is medical director of the integrative health center Amitabha Medical Clinic in Northern California.