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Gastroenterology

Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality.

Overview

Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.

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The short answer I have is No. There are lots of rumors and information on the net about what not to take together with durian and how they may be toxic when taken together. As far as I know, durian is a tropical fruit very rich in nutrients and with high potassiu...
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It can be challenging and sometimes impossible even for doctors to be certain about appendicitis. The classical presentation of a central abdominal pain which move towards the right lower abdomen may not happen every time. In general, if you have a pain that is getting worse over...
18 Jul 2019
Based on what I understand from your question, I think you are referring to the term "intestinal metaplasia" which is the presence of normal intestinal cells in your stomach lining. This is a condition most gastroenterologists consider a point of no return in terms of the potential ...
18 Jul 2019

When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

Gallbladder removal is a fairly common procedure that many people have gone through. There are certain factors that can lead to this operation being required and in most instances, the removal process is easy and largely successful.

As can be expected, there is a phase of recovery that patients have to deal with.

General surgeon, Dr Stephen Chang, shared details about recovery process after gallbladder removal surgery on DoctorxDentist.

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Firstly, you don't necessarily have to live with this illness because there is effective treatment available to eradicate the virus. This oral treatment has little side effect and is active against all the sub-types of hepatitis C virus such that failure to response is rare ...
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Cough is a body protective mechanism in response to agents which are irritating to the airway. As such, any fumes, dust, food or fluid that accidentally enter the airway may trigger a coughing fit. In acid reflux related cough, the most helpful clue is a feeling of stomach conten...
9 Jul 2019
Chronic gastritis is a term commonly seen in biopsy report on tissue specimens obtained from an upper digestive endoscopy examination. This usually implies mild chronic inflammation seen under the microscope which does not necessarily correlate well with the symptoms you have. In or...
4 Jul 2019
From the TCM point of view, gastric problems are closely related to the function of spleen and stomach. These two organs are responsible for the transformation and transportation of the food that we consume. When the spleen and stomach is weakened, it can lead to many digestive issu...
2 Jul 2019
The common causes will be gastric acid related erosion and ulcers, acid reflux disease if there is associated heart burn or reflux of gastric contents, and non-ulcer dyspepsia or functional pain. There are other causes including problems originating from nearby organs such as th...
2 Jul 2019
Menstruation occurs when an ovum failed to get fertilised. This shedding of the womb's inner lining is related to the release of a special class of hormones known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins cause the smooth muscles of the womb to contract which help to shear off its i...
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