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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.

Managing Functional Dyspepsia: This Gastroenterologist Shares Tips

Managing Functional Dyspepsia: This Gastroenterologist Shares Tips

Your digestive system is complex and important for your health and biological stability. It is made up of various components, and movements that follow sophisticated natural processes. Sometimes, however, these processes can get compromised quite abruptly due to problems such as functional dyspepsia.

Dr Quan Wai Leong recently answered a DoctorxDentist reader question about functional dyspepsia and gastritis. Here are a few key takeaways about managing the condition in a safe and effective manner.

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Celiac disease is a genetic disorder involving the body immune system which is triggered by the ingestion of food containing a family of proteins known as gluten. Gluten is present naturally in wheat, rye and barley and therefore found in many food products. Besides the special genetic associations...
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Surgical treatment is rarely required in the management of celiac disease unless complications have developed. These complications include severe ulcers and stricturing of the intestine, significant bleeding or perforation and they mostly developed in poorly controlled cases and cas...
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The key to proper management of celiac disease is adopting a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found mainly in wheat, rye and barley. It is therefore present in many of the food we eat including cereals, pasta, bread, cakes, pie and beer. In fact, unless spec...
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Rapid weight loss, poor appetite, and nausea are red-flag symptoms which suggest more serious medical conditions and should not be interpreted as merely having any infection including worms or bacteria. The most important diagnosis to exclude in this case is upper digestive tract...
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Parasitic infections such as worms in the digestive tract are not commonly seen in Singapore with the current high standard of living. Most of the cases seen are either imported or contracted during overseas trips. Due to the acidic environment in the stomach, worms, when present...
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There are plenty of written articles and online information on the use of collagen in the management of muscle, bone, and skin related conditions. There are also loads of online data on comparing the different types of collagens and their respective mode of administration to achieve...
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