Healthy Appetite To A Healthy Digestive System

What do people need to be careful about as far is their digestive system is concerned during the summer months, things to avoid and things to do.

It is rather common to suffer from a few digestive disorders because of common health conditions like diarrhea, dehydration etc. Focusing of your diet and nutrition a little more during the summer months may help avoid any kind of health issues during the season. Here are a few simple tips that can be followed to maintain a healthy appetite not only during the summer but throughout the year in order to have a healthy digestive system; (more…)

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Gut Bacteria

All you need to know about Helicbacter Pylori (Bacteria in the stomach)

  • What is Helicbacter pylori?

Helicbacter Pylori, commonly known as H.pylori is a bacteria which lives in our stomach. It’s not a rare infection and almost half of the world population is infected with the H.pylori bacteria. Usually the infection occurs in childhood.

  • What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?

Surprisingly, most people with H. pylori infection never experience any signs or symptoms. However, in cases when depictive signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include; (more…)

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The most common symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)

Indigestion or dyspepsia-is a general feeling of discomfort in your upper abdomen. It may be an unpleasant or even painful sensation in the top of the abdomen or lower part of the chest, which usually comes after eating or drinking. Indigestion is a symptom but not a disease as such.

Symptoms

People with indigestion may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal burn
  • Bloating/feeling of distension in the upper abdomen.
  • Nausea.
  • Early fullness while eating.
  • Feeling uncomfortable after eating

When to see a doctor

Consult your doctor if discomfort persists for more than two weeks. Contact your doctor right away if pain is severe or there is

  • Reduced appetite
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Recurrent vomiting or vomiting with blood
  • Black, tar-like stool
  • Difficulty in  swallowing
  • Fatigue or weakness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Vijay Anand

Specialist Gastroenterologist

Aster Clinic, Al Qusais (Damascus St.)

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Hepatitis B – Its causes and effects

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide problem and can cause acute hepatitis, acute liver failure, chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer. As WHO marks its third annual World Hepatitis Day, it said about two billion people worldwide have been infected with hepatitis B since its discovery and about 600,000 people die every year as a result of the infection.

In recent years the UAE has made moves to relax rules surrounding medical tests for those seeking work permits.

This means that mandatory tests for hepatitis C no longer exist and visa screening and deportation for hepatitis B only applies to certain professions.

It was in 2010 that the Ministry of Health announced an overhaul of the residency medical law.

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