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All Posts in Category: Gastrointestinal Diseases

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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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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