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Pancreatitis: Understanding Symptoms & Causes

Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas. Pancreatitis may start suddenly and last for days or it can occur over many years. It has many causes, including gallstones and chronic, heavy alcohol use. Gallstones are a common known cause of pancreatitis. Gallstones, built up in the gallbladder, can block the bile duct. This stops the pancreatic enzymes from traveling to the small intestine and forcing them back into the pancreas. These enzymes then starts to irritate the cells of the pancreas, causing the


Abdominal Pain – When to See a Gastroenterologist for Stomach Pain Treatment?

Abdominal Pain Or Stomach Pain Abdominal pain is a very common medical condition that can either be acute or chronic in nature. The pain occurs for a multitude of reasons like numerous medical and surgical conditions and arise from organs within or adjacent to the abdominal cavity. In most cases it will be due to some benign reasons (not so serious), but it is important that the condition gets evaluated by a gastroenterologist to exclude sinister conditions. “If you wake up with a


Stop Believing These Colonoscopy Myths

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. People may not realize that colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers – and that a colonoscopy is a short, mildly uncomfortable test that can save their life. Colon cancer screening can be lifesaving;


Foul-Smelling Sulfur Burps and When You Should Take Notice

Sulfur burps are burps that are followed by a foul rotten egg smell caused by hydrogen sulfide gas. A burp is a way your digestive system releases excess gas. This gas is usually air that enters through the mouth or a byproduct of bacteria breaking down food. Eating or drinking too quickly can cause gas to enter through mouth. Other causes may be smoking or gum chewing or even drinking carbonated beverages. FAST FACTS ABOUT SULFUR BURPS Burps are usually harmless, just a


6 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut and Ways to Improve Gut Health

The incredible complexity of the gut and its important to overall health is a hot topic of research in medical field these days. Various studies have demonstrated the link between gut health and your immune system. Not just immune system but also a person’s mood, mental health, skin conditions, endocrine disorders and cancer are directly or indirectly connected with your gut health. A person has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tract. While some microorganisms are

6 Surprising Facts About Ulcerative Colitis [Infograpghic]

Before getting into some facts about Ulcerative Colitis, let us know what it is exactly and how it is caused. Ulcerative Colitis – A chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. It is caused by a combination of factors that involve genetics, the environment, and an overactive immune system. It is not caused by something you ate or your diet. Ulcerative colitis is usually only in the innermost lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. So whether you


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Can be controlled with proper medication

Dr. Bhavesh Thakkar, DNB (Gastroenterology), CIMS Hospital speaks on IBD on the occasion of World IBD Day 2018. He gave valuable information in Hindi that IBD is of two types – Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). IBD can affect anyone in the age group of 10 years to 50 years; however, we can control IBD with proper medication under the supervision of a qualified doctor Watch the video for more information.


Endoscopy – Importance and Need

Dr. Bhavesh Thakkar, Gastroenterologist at CIMS, talks about the Endoscopy procedure. And explains the importance and need of endoscopy. What is an endoscopy? An endoscopic examination includes inserting a tube into the patient’s esophagus to examine it closely and to take a biopsy of pieces of tissue. Typically an endoscopy is performed after the patient is sedated. Dr. Bhavesh Thakkar dispels myths and explains the importance of having an endoscopy.

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