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Understanding Common Digestive Disorders : Cause, Symptoms and Treatments

Introduction: Briefly explain the importance of digestive health and the impact of digestive disorders on daily life. Highlight the purpose of the blog post: to provide an overview of common digestive disorders, including their causes, symptoms, and available treatments. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Causes of GERD: Weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES) Hiatal hernia Obesity Symptoms of GERD: Heartburn Regurgitation Chest pain Treatment Options for GERD: Lifestyle modifications: Avoiding trigger foods (e.g., spicy or acidic foods, caffeine) Maintaining a healthy weight Elevating the head while sleeping Medications: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce stomach acid production Antacids to neutralize stomach


Obstructive Jaundice – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Obstructive jaundice is not a disease but a symptom of underlying liver conditions​ that block the flow of bile out of the liver. This results in redirection of excess bile and its by-products into the blood. Bilirubin, one of the many by-products of bile, is a pigment derived from dead red blood cells. It is yellow in color and that gives characteristic yellow appearance of jaundice in skin, eyes and mucous membrane. Like said any type of obstruction of bile flow


What Foods Protect the Liver?

The liver is a powerhouse of an organ. Your liver is responsible for breaking down the carbohydrates, making glucose and detoxing the body. There are many foods and drinks that a person can consume to help protect the liver. Liver health is important for overall health. It may be impossible to manage all risk factors but having certain foods and drinks will definitely help promote your liver health. In this blog we have tried to include certain foods and drinks that

Cirrhosis of the Liver

Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. What is cirrhosis of the liver? Each time your liver is injured — whether by disease, excessive alcohol consumption or another cause — it tries to repair itself. But cirrhosis is that stage when your liver is permanently damaged. The scar tissue of liver keeps it from working properly. The damaged liver blocks the flow of


Celiac Disease FAQs – Everything You Should Know About the Disease

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that’s triggered when you eat gluten. Celiac disease is also known as: sprue nontropical sprue gluten-sensitive enteropathy Gluten is a protein found in foods made with wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. It is also found in oats that have been made in processing plants that handle other grains. Gluten can even be found in some medicines, vitamins, and lipsticks. If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. What


Easy to Miss Signs of a Hernia

Wondering if the aching in your belly or groin could be a hernia? Hernias are common in both men and women, but symptoms vary. The good news? Nearly all hernias can be surgically repaired. What is a hernia? A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. A bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Most


Obesity can lead to Fatty Liver Disease

We all know obesity is a major health problem worldwide. Obesity increases the risk of several chronic diseases including a form of liver disease called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Obesity is defined as an excess amount of body fat. The normal amount of body fat (expressed as a percentage of body weight) is between 25-30% in women and 18-23% in men. Women with over 30% body fat and men with over 25% body fat are considered obese. These excess fat in the


Do You Need an Endoscopy?

You’ve been told you need an endoscopy, but what does that mean, and why do you need one? Basically, endoscopy allows your gastroenterologist to visually examine an organ without having to make a large incision. They are concerned with conditions like biliary tract disease, cancers, ulcers, or irritable bowel syndrome, that affect the stomach, intestinal tract, colon and organs involved in digestion. SEE ALSO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Gastrointestinal Disease  There are several types of endoscopic procedures including


Ways to Prevent Gall Bladder Stone

“In India, more than 9% of the adult population gets gallstones and experience severe and sudden pain in their upper right abdomen, eventually leading them to emergency rooms.” So what are gallstones and how can you prevent them? Let’s find out. What Are Gallstones? Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Gastrointestinal Disease

A fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath are primary signs COVID-19 disease. But early research suggests that another common symptom may be often overlooked: stomach upset. COVID-19 mainly attacks the cells lining your airways. This makes it hard for you to breathe and can lead to pneumonia. But researchers think the illness also may harm your digestive tract and liver tissue. The study in China found that a third of the people with mild COVID-19 had diarrhea which lasted

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