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Are Viral Gastroenteritis & Food Poisoning same?

14 April, 2017
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Often confused to be the same, viral gastroenteritis and food poisoning both manifest in the stomach but have different causes. The confusion stems from appearing of similar symptoms. Viral Gastroenteritis is commonly known as stomach flu and characterised by inflammation of the intestines. As the name implies, it is primarily an infection caused by a …

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Alcoholic Liver Disease – 5 Things to Know

11 April, 2017
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1. What is Alcoholic Liver Disease? Prolonged drinking can lead to an inflammation of the liver, leading to alcoholic liver disease. Those who have been drinking heavily and consuming a large amount of alcohol are prone to this disease. 2. What are the symptoms? According to a top gastroenterologist, typical symptoms of alcoholic liver disease include …

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10 Foods that Cause Bloating

27 March, 2017
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Whether we admit or not, all of us have been troubled with bloating and gas at least sometime in our life. Gas results as a consequence of swallowing air and breakdown of certain food in your digestive tract. This may lead to burping, feeling bloated, or passing gas. Gas itself is no reason for worry …

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Probiotics for Digestive Health

11 March, 2017
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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that that offer some form of health benefit especially your digestive system. Probiotics are the “good” microorganisms that help in regulating proper intestinal function and digestion – by balancing intestinal micro flora. They are found in varied quantities in different foods. Probiotics are normally found in abundance in fermented …

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Hepatitis C – Symptoms and Treatment

11 March, 2017
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Hepatitis represents the inflammation of the liver and occurs due to viral infections. The most common strains of hepatitis are type A, type B, and type C. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), is the most widespread blood carried disease with more than 50% patients who remain unaware of their infection. Most of the gastroenterologists and liver specialists …

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Recovery after Gallstone Removal

31 October, 2016
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Gallstones are hardened substances formed inside the gallbladder which is treated by gallstone removal, this can be because of various reasons like excessive cholesterol, bilirubin etc., some cholesterol stones could be eliminated with the help of medicines. These medicines may be needed for longer period of time but after their discontinuation, there is a strong …

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Pancreatic Cancer – Causes & Symptoms

26 October, 2016
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Causes Pancreatic cancer has a genetic predisposition. It is disease caused due to damage to the DNA, and occurs as a result of inheritance a faulty set of genes. The cell usually possesses two damaged copies of the gene, one which is inherited and the other one which has been acquired during life. That is …

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Esophageal Cancer- Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

30 September, 2016
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Esophageal cancer arises when cancerous cells develop along the lining of the esophagus( food pipe). It is more common in men than women and the symptoms. It is more common in Asia and Africa than the Western countries. Excessive tobacco and alcohol intake cause Esophageal Cancer. Very hot drinks and following a poor diet over …

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Reasons Not to Delay Hernia Surgery

25 September, 2016
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Hernia is a condition when a bulge is formed due to cavity in the abdomen – and depending on where it is formed, it can be classified as Femoral hernia (upper thigh), Hiatal hernia (upper part of stomach) and Umbilical (near belly button). When it increases in size, it obstructs supply of blood and that …

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Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?

25 September, 2016
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Knee Replacement Surgery has always been associated with skepticism around the potential risk benefit ratio. This surgery has its own share of associated risks and entails a recovery and rehabilitation process. The final take on whether or not to undergo total knee replacement is both a practical and personal decision. While there may be not …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Liver

15 July, 2016
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We all have read about major body organs in school. What most of us remember about liver is that it aids in digestion and is adversely affected by too much of alcohol consumption. Well, it is time for you to update that information!! Apart from filtering your blood of toxins (yes, your heart doesn’t do …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Bones

6 July, 2016
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While all the organs and body systems are equally important for our survival, the skeletal system is what keeps everything in place: it protects all the organs, gives form to the body and enables to move, walk and run. But not like all the other body parts, bones start to age too. As they get weaker, …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Kidneys

4 July, 2016
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Kidneys are like the cleaning staff of your body. Their job is to process all the waste and send it out of the body from the bladder in the form of urine. Thankfully, all of us are blessed with two kidneys and in case there is a problem in the functioning of one, the other one …

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5 Superfoods for Digestive Health

1 July, 2016
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Your health and physical well-being are highly dependent on the efficiency of digestive health. With current lifestyles, our bodies and digestive tracts are constantly under strain and this could reflect really badly on our overall health. Wellness activist and cancer survivor, Kris Carr, rightly says: Quite literally, your gut is the epicenter of your mental …

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Hepatitis – Things You Need to Know

23 June, 2016
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What is Hepatitis? It is a liver disease that makes the liver swell and prevents it from functioning correctly. Hepatitis A: virus contracted through fecal – oral contact Hepatitis B: virus contracted through contaminated blood, blood products and needles Hepatitis C: virus contracted through contaminated blood, blood products, sexual contact, and contaminated intravenous needles What are the …

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10 Signs of Unhealthy Body

20 June, 2016
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Long before that trip to the hospital becomes an absolute necessity with a threatening illness, the body gives out a number of indications that it is not in the best of health. Pay attention to the following 10 signs of unhealthy body, to know if something is not right and control these symptoms from becoming a major …

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Liver Transplant Patient Experience – Rajni Prasad

4 March, 2016
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A liver transplant patient – Mrs. Rajni Prasad, shares her detailed experience of the procedure at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi and how Credihealth managed her entire hospitalization process. A liver transplant is a complex procedure and typically takes between 6 to 12 hours during which surgeons remove the failing liver and replace it with a donor …

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Gastritis: Causes and Prevention

3 August, 2015
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One of the trickiest diseases to detect, gastritis is the most common problem faced by many individuals in this day and age when rather than home remedies people immediately opt for antibiotics for minor ups and downs in their health. Before going into the details regarding its symptoms and solutions, people needs to understand the true …

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Crohn’s disease: Signs and treatment

3 August, 2015
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Crohn’s disease is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract in humans. It can affect anyone irrespective of his/her age. Both men and women are prone to being affected by Crohn’s disease especially between the ages of 12-32. The gastrointestinal tract starts from the mouth and includes oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, and …

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Diarrhoea: Causes and Treatment

15 July, 2015
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Diarrhoea is one of the most common conditions of ill health experienced by people around the world. It can be caused by a range of reasons like eating food prepared in an unhealthy way, infection of the intestines by bacteria, virus or a parasite, gastrointestinal infection. In some extreme cases, it can come as a …

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