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Acute Liver Failure: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Acute Liver Failure (ALF) is the appearance of severe complications rapidly after the first signs (such as jaundice) of liver disease, and indicates that the liver has sustained severe damage (loss of function of 80–90% of liver cells). This causes the liver to fail to work as it should. As a result, patients may become less alert or even go into a coma. Depending on the cause, acute liver failure can sometimes be reversed with proper treatment and medications. But in many


Your Gastrointestinal System May Be a Victim of COVID-19 Stress

Is the stress from COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown upsetting your stomach and other gastrointestinal system? Here are some tips and help to navigate those tummy troubles. The stomach ache you feel during this coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the regular stress with the ongoing situations, is real. So, too, are the indigestion and heartburn or GERD. They’re symptoms of stress that manifest in the emotive digestive system, the connection between the brain and the gut. Stress-related digestive troubles may


Let’s Talk About Bloating

Overview Millions of people are bloated right now. Are you one of them? Or trouble zipping up your pants after a meal? And sometimes you’re so filled with hot air (literally) you’re afraid to go out in public for fear of letting out some gas. Bloating is common among both adults and children. It comes in many forms and most of them are digestive. In fact, bloating makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Bloating is often accompanied by: abdominal pain excessive


How Do I Know If I Have a Stomach Ulcer?

Do you often have a dull or burning pain in your stomach that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours? If yes, you might have a peptic (stomach) ulcer. Stomach Ulcers – What it is exactly Stomach ulcers are non-healing defects or sores in the lining of the stomach or the upper portion of your small intestine. A thick layer of mucus protects your stomach from digestive juices and if this layer is damaged which then enables digestive acids to


Severe Stomach Pain – When it is an Emergency for Treatment

When severe stomach pain occurs, it can be difficult to decide whether to see a doctor (specifically gastroenterologist nearby), go to the emergency room, or wait for the pain goes off. It is always advised that a person may need to seek medical help immediately if the pain is severe or debilitating. Stomach pain can have many different causes and some of which you can address by resting a while, avoiding spicy and heavy meals, taking medications or using a heating


Are You Having Symptoms of GERD?

It’s common to experience a heartburn after a heavy or spicy meal. Heartburn, indigestion, regurgitation or reflux can all happen after indulging in a big meal. But for some people heartburn and acid reflux occur more regularly, multiple times a week. But did you know these issues are also a sign of a chronic digestive disease? Such serious condition is called gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly referred to as GERD. What is GERD? Shortly said as – a digestive disease in which


Colonoscopy – What It’s Like Before, During and After Colonoscopy

Have you been avoiding or postponing colonoscopy? Colonoscopy – It is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Also it’s a medical test that most people dread and joke about. But this test could save your life if you are aged 50 or more. Colon cancer screening can be lifesaving, but due to certain myths about colonoscopy, it stops people from getting screened. The truth is that this test is safe and minimally


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

OVERVIEW Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine causing pain in the stomach, wind, diarrhoea and constipation. It is a chronic condition and can be a long-lasting problem that changes how you live your life. It’s not life-threatening, and it doesn’t make you more likely to get other colon conditions. Very few people have severe signs and symptoms and the same can be treated with medications and counselling. While most people can control their symptoms


Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Why You Should Know More About It

Fatty liver is also known as hepatic steatosis. It happens when fat builds up in the liver. Having small amount of fat in your liver is normal. But when it is too much, you should really be worried about your health and even liver failure. When fatty liver develops in someone who drinks a lot of alcohol, it is known as alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). While the same in someone who doesn’t drink a lot of alcohol, this disease is


Gastritis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Gastritis is an inflammation of the protective stomach lining. Acute gastritis involves sudden, severe inflammation. Chronic gastritis involves long-term inflammation that can last for years if it’s left untreated. More than 1 million cases per year (India) [Source: Apollo Hospitals] WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? #1 Weakness in your stomach lining allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it, causing gastritis. #2 A gastrointestinal bacterial infection can also cause gastritis. The most common bacterial infection that causes it is Helicobacter pylori. Other risk factors include: extreme alcohol consumption routine use

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