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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.

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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 simple answer to this is a higher risk of getting an infection . Raw food, especially meat products, may harbour bacteria, parasites and other undesirable microbes. Although not all micro-organisms are proven to be harmful to the human body, there is certainly a higher chance o...
15 Nov 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the bowel muscles. This effect can either help to regulate bowel movements for people with chronic constipation or cause havoc for those with a sensitive intestine. In general, the stimulating effect is transient and not expected to resul...
15 Nov 2019

Haemorrhoids: How You Can Prevent that Pain in the Butt

Haemorrhoids: How You Can Prevent that Pain in the Butt

Haemorrhoids are actually a very common condition. They can be easily prevented as well. In this article, I will share some simple tips you can adopt to help you prevent haemorrhoids from developing or reoccurring.

Read on to find out!

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What Should You Do If You Have Appendicitis?

What Should You Do If You Have Appendicitis?

Anyone can suffer from appendicitis. It often occurs in those between the ages of 10 and 30. Nonetheless, very young children and the elderly can suffer from it too.

Appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. Hence, it should be treated as soon as possible. In this article, I will be sharing more about appendicitis as well as how it can be treated.

Read on to find out more! 

800 views 8 Nov 2019
Chemotherapy drugs target cancer cells but they also affect organs where there is a high cell turnover , such as the liver, intestines and kidneys. As such, while chemotherapy will destroy cancer cells, the drugs can also harm these vital organs . When the chemotherapy dru...
6 Nov 2019
Constipation does not increase the risk of colorectal cancer. It is a common myth that constipation will increase the exposure of "toxic" contents in stools to the colonic cells, thereby increasing the risk of colorectal cancer. However, patients who suffer from constipati...
6 Nov 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
The reason why famotidine loses its effect after repeated use is due to a phenomenon known as tachyphylaxis . This is a class effect which means drugs similar to famotidine, otherwise known as the H2-blockers, share the same characteristic. H2-blockers work by blocking the effects ...
6 Nov 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
Drug-induced liver injury or DILI, in short, is a common condition observed with many medicinal products and health supplements. The agents range from antibiotics, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain killers to herbal supplements and fish oil found over the counter. Similar to the a...
30 Oct 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
Digestive enzymes are regarded by many as health supplements very similar to multivitamin and minerals. There are also various online and publish articles on the use of digestive enzymes as a supplement to treat indigestion and bloating . Some people find these enzymes extremely us...
23 Oct 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
Dry heaving, otherwise also known as retching, can simply be understood as the urge to vomit without actually throwing out . There are many conditions associated with retching besides pregnancy. These includes: Motion sickness Any local disturbance in the ear or throat ...
23 Oct 2019
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