Category Archives: Gastroentriology

Signs of Lactose Intolerance and Ways to Help

Lactose intolerance is more common than you might think. It affects more than 75% of people around the world. Found in milk and dairy products, lactose is a sugar that some people cannot digest. You develop lactose intolerance when your small intestine does not produce an enzyme called lactase, without which it is not possible… Read More »

How Does Your Digestive System Keep Homeostasis?

Homeostasis refers to the ability of an environment or organism to stay stable irrespective of changes. How does the digestive system maintain homeostasis? It all depends on the essential nutrients that come from the food you eat. These nutrients help repair the structure of the digestive system and replenish it when needed. You need to… Read More »

Symptoms of Pancreatitis

There is a sizeable gland that is located at the back of the stomach near the small intestine called the pancreas. Its purpose is twofold: It helps in the digestion of food by delivering strong digestive enzymes into the small intestine. The pancreas discharges two hormones into the bloodstream: glucagon and insulin. They aid in… Read More »

Special Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Hiatal Hernia

In hiatal hernia, part of the stomach protrudes into the chest cavity through an opening. Hiatal hernia makes stomach acids to get into the esophagus, the pipe that carries food, liquids, and saliva from the mouth to the stomach. You may also suffer from frequent heartburns and other serious symptoms. Some foods are known to… Read More »

Diet for Stomach Ulcer: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, occur when the lining that shields the stomach walls breaks down due to bacterial infection or prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Stomach ulcers are usually treated with antibiotics if the ulcer is bacterial or with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) if the ulcer is caused by NSAIDs.… Read More »

The Stomach – Physiology

The stomach is a J‐shaped, baglike organ that expands to store food (Figure 1). Typical of that of the entire digestive tract, the wall of the stomach contains four layers. However, the inner layer, the mucosa, is modified for the specialized functions of the stomach. In particular, the innermost layer of the mucosa (facing the… Read More »

Stress Diarrhea – A Powerful Demonstration of the Link Between Mind and Body!Stress Diarrhea – A Powerful Demonstration of the Link Between Mind and Body!

It’s common to hear about the strong connection between the body and mind – and how our state of mind can have huge implications for our health. Often we might dismiss this idea though, thinking that any impact that mental state could have on the body would have to be pretty small and largely insignificant.… Read More »

Indian Doctor To Operate on ‘500kg’ Egyptian Woman

An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her… Read More »

How Donating Your Poop Could Earn You $13,000 And Save Lives

Fecal Transplants To Pay Off Your Debt? How Donating Your Poop Could Earn You $13,000 And Save Lives Anyone living with a Clostridium difficile intestinal infection can explain the truly painful and debilitating effects of the condition. The bacterial infection causes chronic diarrhea, which can leave some housebound for years. Although antibiotics have been the… Read More »