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What Is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a general medicine subspecialty. It focuses on the digestive system, its associated organs, and their disorders. The main function of the gastrointestinal system is to digest and transfer food, assimilate nutrients, eliminate toxins from the body. It is mainly concerned with the illnesses affecting the organs starting from the mouth to the anus i.e. the gastrointestinal tract.

What Are The Most Common Gastroenterological Diseases?

Gastroenterology experts can treat various diseases like acid reflux, ulcers,, hepatitis C, polyps/growths (which usually occur in the large intestine), jaundice, hemorrhoids, bloody stools, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), colon cancer, constipation, defecation problems, acute or chronic diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, rectal problems in women, inflammatory bowel diseases like chron’s disease or ulcerative colitis etc. The symptoms for these diseases are wide rang

Who Are Gastroenterologists?

Practitioners trained under this specialty are known as gastroenterologists. These doctors are educated and trained for a total of 10 years, including undergraduate medical education, a MD in internal medicine and DM or fellowship in gastroenterology. Gastroenterology doctors are skilled to perform diagnostic and remedial tests like colonoscopy, endoscopy, ERCP, gastroscopy , endoscopic ultrasound, and liver biopsy. Some gastroenterologists also perform advanced endoscopy, hepatology and treat

When To Consult A Gastroenterologist?

The best gastroenterologist should be immediately consulted if there is an unexplained abdominal complaints. Also, if the patient is undergoing severe abdominal pain, then a gastroenterology specialist must be contacted. people over 50, usually consult gastroenterologists for precautionary reasons, as there are high possibilities of colon cancer.

What Are The Common Treatment Methods?

Gastroenterologists diagnose illnesses in both men and women. In order to perform various tests, they use specialized tools to get a closer view of the GI tract for analysis. They are not trained to perform surgeries but work with GI surgeons. They perform endoscopic ultrasounds, to test both the GI tract and other internal organs. Colonoscopies are also done to diagnose colon cancer or colon polyps if any. ERCP i.e. endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is performed for the identifica

Why online consultation might help?

The focus of online consultation is to immediately address any symptoms which might show up, in order to prevent further deterioration of the condition. It helps to manage the chronic conditions of the patient while avoiding the stressors associated with in-person consultations like cost, time etc.

What do our Gastroenterologists treat?

Our Gastroenterologists are extensively trained to identify and treat disorders and ailments of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract . This includes the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary system (liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts). A gastroenterologist will be able to guide more on the symptoms and conditions of the GI organs mentioned below.

1. Abdominal Pain

It is the pain experienced by the sufferer between the pelvic and chest area. The gastrointestinal reasons for abdominal pain can be lactose intolerance, constipation, stomach flu, vomiting etc. It can also happen when bacteria and viruses enter the intestines.

2. Constipation

A condition in which a person experiences diffculties in passing bowels due to the hardening of faeces.

3. Liver Problems

Liver problems include all kinds of illnesses that affect the functioning of the liver.

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4. Gastritis

Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It is very common but the secerity depends from condition to condition.

5. Nausea - Gastroenterology

Nausea is a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.

6. Headache

Headache refers to the feeling of pain and discomfort in the head, neck or scalp.

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