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Pancreatitis

An overview of acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a rare digestive disorder that results in an inflamed pancreas, which is a large gland located behind the stomach and next to the upper part of the lower intestine. Keeping your pancreas healthy is important because it secretes powerful enzymes that facilitate the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and hormones, specifically insulin and […]

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Endoscopy

What you need to do to prepare for an endoscopy

An endoscopy is a medical procedure that helps your doctor take a closer look at your internal organs using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the tip. While the light at the tip of the endoscope illuminates the area the doctor wants to check, the camera captures images and […]

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eosinophilic oesophagitis

Managing Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is characterised by the deposit of a type of white blood cell, eosinophils, in the lining of the oesophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Still a developing area of research, eosinophilic oesophagitis is estimated to affect 1 in 100 adults and 1 in 1000 children. Believed to be […]

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis: What You Need to Know

Gastroparesis or paralysis of the stomach is a medical condition that slows down the passage of food and liquids from the stomach to the intestines. This happens when the stomach’s regularly occurring contractions don’t take place as they should. During digestion, when the partially digested food and liquids are in the stomach, contractions in the […]

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