Gastrointestinal Disorders

Hepatitis B Infection

What is hepatitis B infection? – This is an infection of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus.  The virus attacks the liver cells with the aim of dest

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What is indigestion? - Indigestion is persistent or recurrent abdominal pain / discomfort at the upper part of the abdomen after eating.

What symptoms does
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What is constipation? - Constipation refers to reduction in the frequency of bowel movement (passing stool). Normally, the frequency of bowel movement is unique to

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Appendicitis in Pregnancy

What is appendicitis in pregnancy? - This refers to the inflammation (infection, swelling with associated pain) of the appendix in a pregnant woman. When it occurs in pre

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Ruptured Appendix

What is ruptured appendix? - If there is delay in treating appendicitis, it may swell to the point at which it will burst / tear, spilling its contents into the p

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What is appendicitis? – Appendix is a tube-like organ, about the size of a finger, attached to the caecum (beginning of the large intestine), around the j

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Acute Gastritis

Acute gastritis refers to sudden inflammation of the mucosal lining of the stomach.  This inflammation weakens the mucosal lining, causing the stomach acid

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Heartburn refers to irritation of the oesophagus from the acid in the stomach. Though it is called heartburn, this condition does not have anything to do with heart. 

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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning refers to illness that results from eating contaminated or spoilt food. It is a common occurrence as almost everyone will have food poisoning at

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