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All Posts in Category: Gastrointestinal Diseases

Bloated stomach

Bloated stomach: Causes and treatment options

Bloated stomach, a phenomenon more commonly known as bloating, occurs when your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with air or gas. While this is a very common phenomenon, a bloated stomach may cause you pain and discomfort and interfere with your ability to go about your daily activities with ease. A bloated stomach is often […]

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Gastrointestinal clinic

What you need to know before you visit a gastrointestinal clinic

If you are advised by your primary care physician/GP to make an appointment with a specialist doctor at a gastrointestinal clinic, chances are that you’re making an appointment to speak to a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologists are specialists who treat conditions and diseases that affect your digestive system. While you may wonder if there’s something wrong with […]

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Polyps

Colon Polyps: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Colon polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are small, commonly benign growths of tissue that form on the lining of the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine, which is a long, hollow tube at the bottom of the digestive tract.  Polyps may be a common occurrence and even increasingly so with progressing age. In […]

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Helicobacter pylori

The management of a Helicobacter pylori infection

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can live in the lining of the stomach. It may be one of the most common infections in the world and is said to be more common in developing countries. While H. pylori infections can be harmless, they can cause stomach inflammation and other serious […]

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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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