Articles on gastroenterology

The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Gastroenterology

Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

Marina Virko
Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Our body needs this fluid to break down fats obtained from food. The fats are then broken down and absorbed in the duodenum, where the bile gets through the bile duct. 

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Gastroenterology

Gallstone disease (gallstones)

Marina Virko  12 minutes
Gallstone disease (gallstones)

Generous and fatty meals may sometimes provoke sudden cramps and severe pain in the right upper abdomen. If a piece of creamy cake or a few hard-boiled eggs lead to such unpleasant consequences, most likely, you should suspect gallstone disease.

 

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Gastroenterology

Liver cirrhosis: main symptoms and treatment

Marina Virko  9,5 minutes
Liver cirrhosis: main symptoms and treatment

The disease, like many other dangerous conditions, is almost undetectable in its first stages. It is generally believed that liver cirrhosis is related to alcohol, but there may be many more causes. It is extremely important to undergo treatment, otherwise the disorder can be fatal due to progressive liver damage.

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Gastroenterology

Barrett's esophagus (Barrett's syndrome)

Marina Virko  9 minutes
Barrett's esophagus (Barrett's syndrome)

Barrett's oesophagus is a precancerous lesion that develops due to a chronic inflammatory process which results in the degenerayion of the squamous epithelium of the esophagus into columnar epithelium. There is a high probability that the disease will develop into an adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

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Gastroenterology

Crohn's disease: causes, symptoms and treatment

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  9 minutes
Crohn's disease: causes, symptoms and treatment

Constant bowel movement problems in the form of diarrhea can indicate Crohn's disease. Inflammation may occur in any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum. The disease is chronic and requires regular drug treatment and a diet.

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