Tag: Gastroenterology

Colonoscopy is a procedure during which the inside of colon is visualized. Colon is a hollow tube-like part of our large intestine that absorbs mainly water from the digested food to convert them into feces. Traditional colonoscopy requires an endoscope…

Your liver is known to function full time to keep you fit and healthy. It helps in transforming nutrients into useful chemicals required by your body. It is great at filtering out poisons and it helps in converting food into…

Constipation is one of the common complaints of many people which results due to infrequent bowel movement and associated uncomfortable condition. Constipation may or may not be present with other disease conditions. The symptoms of constipation include a small quantity…

A gallbladder scan, also called a hepatobiliary test, is a test physicians perform to diagnose liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. The gallbladder is a small organ in the top corner of the stomach. It stores bile the liver makes and…

Fatty liver disease is when a person has too much fat around their liver. It occurs when a person drinks too much alcohol, but people who do not drink can also suffer from this disease. The buildup of fat around…

Barium swallow procedures are exams that are used to determine why a person is having difficulty or pain while swallowing, weight loss, vomiting with blood, and other abdominal issues. Barium sulfate is metallic and can show up on X-rays. Doctors…

When a doctor may order a barium enema when they suspect a patient may have an abnormality in their intestines. The procedure is sometimes called a colon X-ray. It allows doctors to see inside the intestines and diagnose problems. The…

H. pylori, also known as Helicobacter pylori, is bacteria that infects your digestive tract. Over time, it may result in sores, or ulcers, developing along your stomach lining or your small intestine. In severe cases, the infection may even evolve…

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a Ribonucleic Acid Virus (RNA), which affects the Liver cells leading to both acute and chronic infection. It is the most common chronic viral infection in the United States. About 2.7 to 3.9 million…

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) virus meaning its genetic material in made from DNA. This virus can cause both acute and chronic liver infection.…