• Diabetic Stomach ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    23.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes in the last year- many don’t realize the severe gastrointestinal symptoms associated with both Type 1 (making up only 5% of the title) and Type 2 diabetes. “Diabetic stomach”, formally called Gastroparesis, is most common in Type 1 diabetes but also affects those

  • Gut Health- You are Not Alone. ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Tired of feeling alone with your stomach issues? We at Colon Surgeons of Charleston understand the frustration, and sometimes the embarrassment, of digestive health issues. Know you are not alone.  60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases. Don’t keep suffering visit Dr. Margarita Murphy at Colon Surgeons of Charleston. The National

  • Coffee- Good or Bad? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    There has been a lot of spotlight on coffee lately, some suggesting that 2-3 cups a day can help people live longer. Studies suggest those who drink coffee are 12-18% less likely to die from cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart, kidney and respiratory disease than non-drinkers. Research shows it can also help with dementia, eliminate free

  • Polyps: What Are They? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    When anyone has an exploratory procedure done any result other than ‘all clear’ can be scary. One word that seems to be unclear among our patients is Polyp. Simply put polyps are abnormal growths. These growths are often benign, but can be cancerous. Polyps can occur throughout the large intestine, but are more commonly found in