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Esophageal achalasia is noted to be an idiopathic motility disorder. It is featured by incomplete relaxation of the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) in response to swallowing, as well as peristalsis in the esophagus. This is likely to trigger impaired food bolus transport.Dysphagia is evident to be the most common symptom in patients suffering from achalasia.Other symptoms include chest pain, regurgitation Read More
Balantidiasis is a rare infection that affects the intestines. This condition is caused by a bacterium called, Balantidium coli.This bacterium is a single-celled parasite that usually attacks pigs but rarely infects humans as well.Some people with this infection may not have any symptoms or a few symptoms like diarrhea or mild abdominal discomfort.But some others may experience severe symptoms suc Read More
- Barium enema
A barium enema is an X-ray examination of the lower GI tract. The X-ray highlights the large intestine, including the rectum, by filling the colon with barium sulfate liquid suspension.
•Barium is significant for highlighting specific parts of the body, thereby, picturizing a clear image.
•The barium solution is delivered using an enema. It is a process where the doctor pushes a liquid into the rectum via the anus.
•The barium solution h Read More
Rather than a disease, common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID) is a collection of hypo-gammaglobulinemia syndromes caused by various genetic defects.Primarily, it is a humoral immunodeficiency disorder, characterized by reduced serum levels of immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin A (IgA) or immunoglobulin M (IgM), recurrent sinopulmonary infections, autoimmune disorders, granulomatous diseases, elevated ris Read More
- Gastroesophageal laceration-hemorrhage
An esophageal laceration is also referred to as the Mallory-Weiss syndrome/gastroesophageal laceration-hemorrhage. It highlights a laceration or tear of the mucous membrane. This commonly occurs at the point where the stomach and esophagus meet, also known as the gastroesophageal junction. This tear is likely to trigger extensive bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract.TreatmentIn most cases, it is evi Read More
- Hill diarrhea
Hill diarrhea affects tourists and other people who drink or eat contaminated food.It is a short but uncomfortable gastrointestinal infection that frequently results in loose stools and cramping in the abdomen.The majority of the time, bacteria are to blame, however, parasites or viruses can also be to blame.When visiting nations with less stringent sanitary regulations than their own, internation Read More
- Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) triggers and prevention
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) triggers and prevention is a condition that is chronic, and the large intestines are affected by it. Symptoms may vary from person to person and are as follows.Cramping - In IBS, severe abdominal pain occurs, and such cramping happens in the lower abdomen. Cramping in the abdomen helps to know if one is suffering from IBS.Bowel movement - In IBS, the timing of the stool remai Read More
- Indigestion (dyspepsia, upset stomach)
The most common symptom of most chronic diseases is Indigestion (dyspepsia, upset stomach). The medical term used for this disease is dyspepsia. Indigestion needs attention if it is not cured from household methods.Diagnosis:It can be diagnosed with the causes and symptoms that occur with it. But doctor's help can be taken if indigestion gets worsens:Stool TestBlood TestImagi Read More
- Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)
What is the definition of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the presence of a cluster of symptoms and signs in adult or children that include cramping, abdominal pain, increased gas, altered bowel habits, food intolerance, and bloating (distention).
Irritable bowel syndrome is a "functional" disorder. This term refers to the changes in the functioning Read More
- Irritable bowel syndrome in children
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) causes abnormalities in the stomach working system, particularly in the large intestine, disturbs its normal working, and creates abnormalities by giving pain in the belly.IBS can also be there at any age, which means there are many risk factors that affect little children. So here are some of the risk factors that affect children.Hereditary- The most common risk factor fo Read More
- Lactose intolerance
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest and absorb lactose (the sugar in milk) that results in gastrointestinal symptoms when milk or food products containing milk are consumed.
- Peptic ulcer disease
Structures like boils or sores on the digestive mucus lining of the stomach (gastric ulcers) and the upper part of the small intestine (Duodenal ulcers) are called Peptic Ulcer Disease. It is associated with thinning and weakening of this lining due to excess gastric acids or pepsin.These ulcers develop in the digestive tract and lining damage stomach tissues if not cured on their own or treated. This result in pai Read More
- Portal hypertension
Portal hypertension is an increase in blood flow within the portal venous system, which is a network of veins.The portal vein is formed by veins from the stomach, small bowel, spleen, and pancreas, which then branch into smaller vessels and travel through the liver.Blood cannot flow appropriately through the liver if the vessels in the hepatic are blocked due to liver damage.As a result, pressure Read More