Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the division of medical science where the digestive system and its ailments are studied. These ailments arise from the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, liver, gallbladder, or, pancreas. It includes the analysis and treatment procedures of diseases concerning the digestive tract and liver. Gastroenterologists are specialists in formulating a meticulous treatment for these diseases to give the patients a healthier and easy life.

Medical Conditions and Treatment:

  • Esophageal cancer – The treatment and surgery are planned according to the type and stage of cancer.
  • Peptic ulcer – A combination of medications to kill the bacteria and reduce acid levels in the stomach. Perforated peptic ulcer requires surgical healing of the perforation and the bleeding ulcers require endoscopy to stop bleeding with injection, or clipping.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome – Lifestyle changes like exercising regularly and adequate sleeping habits may help to relieve bowel symptoms. Dietary changes also reduce the symptoms, patients are advised an increased dietary fibre intake.
  • Colon cancer – The treatment again depends on the stage of cancer, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used to destroy cancerous cells.

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