Department of Gastroenterology
A gastroenterologist is a doctor who treats the patient when there is health issues regarding their digestive system and gastrointestinal tract.
The gastroenterologist is responsible for the treatment of the Esophagus, Small Intestine, Colon, Liver Gallbladder, Bile Ducts, and Pancreas.
Your primary doctor may refer to your gastroenterologist if you have the problem of Swallowing, Heartburn, Food coming back after you swallow, Severe Diarrhea.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition among people that damages the digestive system. It has the symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating. It is generally a lifelong problem. And it will affect your daily lives as well. However, it can be controlled with proper medication and treatment.
The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is still unknown. Sometimes it is caused by a previous bacterial infections in the gastrointestinal tract.
Sign & Symptoms:
· Pain & Cramping
· Changes in Bowel Movements
· Gas Bloating
· Food Tolerance
· Anxiety & Depression
· Fatigue and Difficulty sleeping
Normally with a few basic diets and activities, IBS will improve and control. Here are some tips which are valuable for you.
· Avoid caffeine
· Add fiber to your diet foods like fruit, vegetables
· Drink at least three-four glasses of water per day.
· Avoid Smoking
· Learn to relax and reduce stress in life
· Eat smaller meals comparatively to big meals
Esophageal Cancer: Esophageal Cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus – a long hollow tube that runs from your throat to stomach. The function of the esophagus helps you to swallow the food from the back of your throat your stomach to be digested.
Cancer starts at the inner layer of the esophagus and later spread throughout the other layers of the esophagus.
Like other cancer, it is still unknown what the cause of esophageal cancer is. It is said to be abnormalities in the DNA of cells that relates to the esophagus. It will accumulate and causes tumors.
· Weight loss
· Coughing Hoarseness
· Pressure or burning in the chest
· Pain behind the breastbone or throat.
There are six types of treatment of esophageal cancer:
· Laser therapy
· Chemoradiation Therapy
What is Endoscopy?
An Endoscopy is a procedure uses in medicine to look inside the body. This procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity to the body.
It is a flexible tube with a light camera attached to it. Furthermore, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor.
Here are some diseases detected by endoscopy
· Cancer link
· Inflammation or swelling
· Celiac disease
· Strictures or narrowing of the esophagus
· Gastro esophageal reflux disease