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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.

SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. SIBO can be considered to be of two types. One is associated with identifiable diseases or conditions of the intestines. The other is not. SIBO of either type can give rise to similar symptoms including indigestion ,...
14 Jun 2019
The signs and symptoms of IBS vary. The most common include: Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is typically relieved or partially relieved by passing a bowel movement Excess gas Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipa...
14 Jun 2019
Treatment for hepatitis B, when indicated, usually consist of oral medication or injection to suppress the virus from replicating too quickly. The newer groups of oral medicine are very potent and can effectively suppress the hepatitis B virus to minmise the risk of liver hardening and liver cancer...
14 Jun 2019
Most people with chronic hepatitis B infection, otherwise also known as hepatitis B carriers, live normally and have a normal life expectancy. They participate in all kinds of activities and sports and in most countries in the world, gainfully employed in various industries. There are a few poin...
14 Jun 2019
There are many different dietary recipes both in printed format and online for digestive conditions such as indigestion and stomach flu. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been reportedly used to treat digestive and skin infections predominantly through its antiseptic property among othe...
14 Jun 2019
There are 5 groups of laxatives: osmotic laxatives bulk-forming laxatives stimulating laxatives stool softeners and rectal suppositories Common side effects of laxatives include: bloating skin rash cramping diarrhea nausea thirst ...
14 Jun 2019

This Gastroenterologist Shares Insights On Managing Celiac Disease

This Gastroenterologist Shares Insights On Managing Celiac Disease

The digestive tract is an integral part of the human body, which is also why it is so often plagued by numerous problems. While some are mild and easily treatable, many of these conditions are severe and can lead to death. Celiac disease is an intestinal issue that’s more common than people think and while some diseases are simple to manage, celiac disease can, in some instances, prove challenging to manage.

Dr Andrea Rajnakova is a gastroenterologist with plenty of experience in the field. Her advice on celiac disease has been featured in articles and publications. Here are some of her key takeaways with regards to managing this issue.

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Stress and anxiety does not cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). They can, however, affect the symptom severity of IBS. IBS is a condition classified under functional disorders of the digestive tract in which a person suffering from IBS is prone to charges in the form of his or her stool. This can...
4 Jun 2019

2 Weight Loss Surgeries Explained By A Singaporean Surgeon

2 Weight Loss Surgeries Explained By A Singaporean Surgeon

Daily stresses and unhealthy diet and lifestyle options are related to obesity. And in turn, obesity can lead to other related health disorders. Bariatric surgery and balloon surgery are solutions for patients who suffer from obesity that is not alleviated by diet and exercise. As with any procedure, some patients are more suited than others.

On DoctorxDentist, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam, a general surgeon at G&L Surgical Clinic in Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre, answered reader questions about the effectiveness of bariatric surgery and balloon surgery procedures. Here's what he said.

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It depends on several facts: Is the baby premature? Is the baby sick with other medical conditions Does the baby have G6 PD deficiency ? Is the baby on breast milk, formula, or a mix? How many days old is the baby? Does the baby have a blood group incompatibili...
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