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India is a country of paradoxes. On the one end, a large population of this country suffers from the ill-effects of undernourishment, and on the other hand, we are third in the highest number of obese individual in the world following the USA & China (1). Not only that, we rank second only to China in childhood obesity(2). Lack of physical activity and westernization of diet have contributed vastly to this ever-increasing problem in India.
Obesity
Every one of us has experienced occasional gastroesophageal reflux when we burp, with an acid taste in our mouth or have heartburn. However, if these symptoms frequently (>2 times a week) and if it interferes with your daily life, then this becomes a diseased entity known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.In other words, GERD is the long-term, regular occurrence of GER. Traditionally, GERD has been thought to be a disease of the western worlddue to its
Gastroesophageal reflux
How GERD Diagnosis is made? Anyone who is experiencing frequent acid reflux symptoms should talk to their doctor, who may refer them to a specialist in gut medicine known as a gastroenterologist for further investigation. Being a Gastroenterology specialty hospital,Gem Hospital provide the best treatment and diagnosis for gastroesophageal reflux. There are several possible tests to diagnose GERD, including: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscope: This is a tube with a camera attached, which is used to
Gastroesophageal reflux
In this issue of Gut Speak, here is dealing with the common term you’ve heard- but not fully aware of- Helicobacter Pylori. If you thought peptic ulcers in stomach and duodenum are mostly due to stress, improper diet pattern, NSAID (pain medications), smoking and alcohol, well, there is one other very important cause- a bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori. World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed H pylori as a class I human carcinogen (cancer producing potential) which highlights the potential
Helicobacter pylori