Health Care


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


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


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


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

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