Plasmapheresis: an important treatment modality option in the practice of Critical Care Medicine
A 34 year old man was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with chief complaints of severe abdominal pain, vomiting multiple episodes and general weakness since 2 days. Patient did not have any known comorbids. No personal habits contributory. Continue reading “Hypertriglyceride Induced Pancreatitis (HTGP)”
Timely deployment of endoscopic colonic stent for relieving acute colonic obstruction.
A 54 year old male patient was diagnosed to have cancer of recto-sigmoid region in October 2017. He underwent investigation for staging of the disease and as planned, he was thought to be a good candidate for surgical management. Continue reading “Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for Colonic Cancer”
Aster Hospital, Mankhool recently encountered the case of a young 25-year-old male patient, suffering from Achalasia Cardia. The patient had undergone laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy 3 years ago, which is a standard surgical procedure for this condition in which muscle fibers at the GE junction are divided. Continue reading “Pneumatic Dilation of Pylorus for Gastroparesis”
A 36-year-old male patient was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool 2 months ago with severe pancreatitis. His clinical course was further complicated by development of pancreatic necrosis within the first 2 weeks of hospitalization. He developed severe sepsis leading to renal dysfunction and acute lung injury secondary to MRSA bacteremia. The source of MRSA was localized to the necrotic areas of the pancreas and peri-pancreatic tissues as detected on a positive culture on an aspirate from the necrotic areas. The patient was managed using a multi-disciplinary approach under the specialties of Gastroenterology, Intensive Care, Hepatology and Surgery. Continue reading “Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy”
A young male patient, Mr. FJ presented to Aster Hospital with typical as well as atypical symptoms of reflux disease in the form of abdominal burning sensation after consumption of food, non-cardiac chest pain, globus sensation and irritation in throat. His abdominal symptoms responded to PPI but throat symptoms were refractory to all forms of treatment. Continue reading “Non-Erosive Reflux Disease Treated with STRETTA Procedure”
Although heartburn or GERD occurs in different people differently, certain food and drinks can trigger heartburn or worsen the existing condition and it is best to avoid such food items. There is no one size fits all treatment for GERD patients when it comes to avoiding certain foods and making lifestyle changes.
As the upcoming holiday season promises to bring with it lots of parties, feasts and scrumptious buffets, it could also result in binge eating and drinking, irregular meal intakes and late meals. Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant Gastroenterology, Aster Hospital Mankhool shares a few tips to reduce GERD symptoms this festive season:
1. Avoid overeating and avoid sleeping with a full stomach, eating meals at least 2 or 3 hours before going to bed will give the food enough time to digest. So schedule those buffets early. Continue reading “GERD Guide for the Holiday Season”
Cancer is a condition that develops when cells in the body begin to grow uncontrollably and can develop in any part of the body. The esophagus is a 10-13 inch long muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Food that is consumed, passes through the esophagus to reach the stomach. The esophagus is made up of various layers, the inner layer of the esophagus is called the mucosa and the outer layer of the esophagus is called adventitia. Cancer of the esophagus generally starts from the inside and then grows outwards.
In line with our currently running Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) campaign, and with the aim of creating awareness among people about the condition, Aster Hospital raises the bar with an innovative GERD awareness campaign. In order set aside the tedious tone generally used with reference to awareness campaigns, Aster Hospital induces humor in this regard with the video of ‘The Popping Chicken’ to raise awareness about GERD.
Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant in Gastroenterology said, “Heartburn affects 20% of the population worldwide and almost everybody experiences heartburn at some point of time. People fail to realize that reflux is a chronic condition which could lead to serious consequences if left untreated. ”
The main character in the video is a charismatic popcorn popping chicken that connects with the people through simple humor and convinces them to consult with a specialist on observing any unusual symptoms in their body instead of opting for self-medication.
Visit Aster Hospital Mankhool’s exclusive GERD clinic on Monday’s & Thursday’s. Our doctors are available to offer you the best of personal care, at all times. Contact us to find out how we can help you overcome the problems of GERD.
For appointment, visit – https://asterhospital.com/gerd-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease/
Acid reflux, also known as Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a chronic digestive disorder in which stomach acids or contents of the stomach occasionally flow back into the esophagus or food pipe. This backwash irritates the lining of the esophagus and causes symptoms including heartburn, chest pain, dry cough, sore throat, lumpy feeling in the throat and even difficulty in swallowing. There are various causative factors of GERD, food habits being one; eating large meals and lying down immediately after a meal, being overweight, drinking excess amounts of caffeinated drinks, alcohol, carbonated drinks etc., certain food products like peppermints, spicy or fatty foods, smoking etc. can all cause worsening of reflux. The Management of food habits is an essential part of managing GERD.
With life becoming increasingly sedentary and our food more refined, the incidence of GERD is rising.
What it is
“GERD is a chronic digestive disorder in which acidic contents of the stomach flows back up into the esophagus. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach. When the muscle towards the end of the esophagus does not close properly, it allows for the stomach contents to rise back into the esophagus hence causing discomfort.”