What is The difference between Gallstones And Bile Duct Stones?

The gall bladder is a small sac that collects and holds bile which is a digestive juice secreted by the liver to break the dietary fats. Bile duct is a plumbing that connect the liver to the intestine and that carries the bile produced from the liver to the intestine. Gallstones are formed by cholesterol, […]

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas is swollen or inflamed for a short period of time. What is Pancreas? Firstly, let’s understand what a pancreas is. Pancreas is a small organ which is located behind your stomach, which helps with digestion. It’s a long, flat gland that produces digestive enzymes and hormones like […]

Reasons to have Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS):

What is SILS? To put it in simple words it is an advanced surgical technique that allows surgeons to operate through a single incision, hence avoiding four or more laparoscopic incisions. And the added advantage remains to be that the incision is near the belly button and the chances of hiding the scar inside the […]

Chronic Pancreatitis – understanding causes and treatments:

Pancreas produces digestive juices that help in digestion and releases insulin that regulates blood sugar levels. Chronic Pancreatitis is the result of long standing inflammation of this organ. Alcoholic consumption is one of the main causes of Chronic Pancreatitis. In many cases it is observed that the treatment controls from further damage but does not […]

What are probiotics and what do they do?


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


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:

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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


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 one has, […]

Reasons to visit a 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)


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 […]