What are probiotics and what do they do?

probiotics

We all know that the food we consume builds our body and the intestinal tract is responsible for the digestion and absorption of energy from the food we consume. The intestinal tract consists of numerous bacteria that help in keeping the body healthy. However there is a possibility that these bacteria can be affected because […]

Types of Hemorrhoids

hemorrhoids

What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are caused when the veins in ones rectum dilate and gets swollen. Blood gets collected in the swollen veins making them stretch into the rectal and anal tissue membranes. We have explained in layman terms for an easy understanding of the problem.   So now what causes Hemorrhoids? There are certain […]

The tie between high fiber foods and optimal gut health:

high fibre food

When it comes to optimal gut health, what one eats makes a lot of difference. The gut microbes have to stay balanced for an optimal gut health and this is predominantly factored by the vitamins and minerals absorbed from the food we eat and the water content in the body. This has a direct connection […]

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a common disorder that affects the digestive system causing uncomfortable gastrointestinal disorder. People suffering from IBS experience excessive gas, abdominal pain and cramps. Some cases can be controlled by managing diet and making some lifestyle changes.   Different types of IBS:   Based on the type of bowel movement […]

Reasons to visit a Gastroenterologist:

gastroenterologist

In today’s fast-food world where burgers and soda take the centre stage it is very important, we consciously observe the way our digestive system behaves. It is unfortunate that most of us take digestive disorders lightly and neglect seeking any medical assistance. In some cases, such carelessness leads to devastating complications. Therefore, it is very […]

Food to eat & avoid with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux diseases)

GERD

What is GERD? GERD is a condition when the stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. This backflow also referred as acid reflux irritates the lining of one’s esophagus. Acid reflux happens because of a valve at the end of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter does not close […]

Fatty Liver causes, signs and prevention:

fatty liver

Did you know that the liver is the second largest organ in your body? Yes, it is true and the liver’s primary function is to remove toxins and process food nutrients.  Fatty liver disease, also known as hepatic steatosis, is a condition where excess fat is built-up in the liver cells.  Fatty liver may cause […]

Gallstones in Pregnancy

gallstones in pregnancy

As discussed in our recent blog on gallstones, women especially pregnant women are at a greater risk of gallstones. This is majorly due to the elevated hormone levels during pregnancy. It is known that 8% of pregnant women develop gallstones by the third trimester. Also, the point to note here is that only 1% of […]

Complications of gallstones

gallstones

The gallbladder is a small but important organ in the human body. It is responsible for producing and releasing the bile juice that helps in the digestion of fats in our body. What are Gallstones? Gallstones are stone-like objects composed of cholesterol and bilirubin that can develop in the gallbladder. These are harmful substances as […]

The Types, Signs, and Treatment of Esophageal Spasms

esophageal spasms

As most of you would already know, having a burning sensation and experiencing discomfort in and around the chest is one of the most common symptoms of acid reflux, also known as GERD or heartburn.  But, did you know that uneasiness in your chest is also a prominent sign of another ailment of the digestive […]