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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
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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
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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
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In general, referred pain to the shoulder is a result of irritation to the diaphragm . A typical example of such irritation is inflammation of the liver or gallbladder. This unique way of presentation is due to the common innervation of the skin around the shoulder and the diaphrag...
21 Sep 2019
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There are many different classification systems for gastritis but none has been unanimously accepted as the gold standard, unfortunately. Most digestive specialists will accept the more common distinction between acute and chronic gastritis since this classification also correlates well with the hi...
29 Aug 2019
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Gastritis is strictly a histological or tissue diagnosis of inflammation of the stomach inner lining which may or may not manifest symptomatically. Gastroparesis, on the other hand, defines a symptomatic delay in stomach emptying resulting in bloating, abdominal pain and sometimes v...
16 Aug 2019
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Gastritis is a term almost synonymous with upper abdominal pain although they actually do carry different meanings. Gastritis is a tissue level diagnosis indicating inflammation of the stomach lining which may or may not manifest as pain or discomfort. Mild gastritis is very common ...
16 Aug 2019
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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
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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
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