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What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Normally there is a muscle called lower esophageal sphincter between our food pipe (esophagus) and stomach. This muscle acts as a one way valve and allows the food to go down to the stomach and … Continue reading
Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease common? Yes, it is a very common condition. It is estimated that upto 20% of the population suffer from this condition at some time or the other in their lifetime.
What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The classical symptom of GERD is heart burn. It is a burning sensation located in the centre of the chest, either along with food intake or when fasting. Many patients also … Continue reading
What is the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The treatment of GERD can be broadly divided into two- lifestyle changes and medicines. Among them, lifestyle changes go a long way in reducing the medicine requirement. These include a) Have … Continue reading
What are the complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Reflux disease, if left untreated for a long time, can lead to complications like Barretts esophagus, narrowing (stricture) of the food pipe, or even esophageal cancer. It has been shown that … Continue reading
What is Fatty Liver ? Fatty liver is a condition where fat globules get accumulated inside the liver cells which later leads on to damage to liver cells and may result in scarring and cirrhosis of liver.
Is Fatty Liver common? Yes. Fatty liver is becoming increasingly common especially in Kerala, mostly due to changes in our diet patterns. We are now seeing fatty liver even in school children and very young adults. It is also very … Continue reading
What causes Fatty Liver ? The commonest cause of fatty liver in Kerala is still alcohol. Fatty liver is said to be the first stage of liver damage due to alcohol. This later leads on to alcohol induced cirrhosis. But, … Continue reading