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Keeping down symptoms of acid reflux (literally)

The most common symptom of acid reflux is heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest caused by stomach acid rising into the oesophagus. There are other symptoms that are commonly experienced like indigestion, bloating, and a sore throat. Esteemed London and Ashtead-based consultant gastroenterologist Dr Derek Chan shares his expertise and explains why acid reflux occurs, how to best manage its symptoms, and how it can be treated.

A hard pill to swallow? All you need to know about capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy, which takes images of your gut and provides essential information for doctors regarding diagnosis of small or large bowel conditions, is an option for those looking to avoid invasive surgery. Respected consultant gastroenterologist Dr Alberto Murino is here to explain further about this fascinating and useful innovation.

What should I do if I think I have acid reflux?

Acid reflux is a common condition that occurs when acid from the stomach travels up into the oesophagus (food pipe), sometimes as far up as the throat. In this article, Dr Rami Sweis, leading consultant gastroenterologist with extensive experience in upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders, explains the role of testing and options for treatment in those who present with reflux.

Ask an expert: what is the treatment for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition that affects the large intestine of the digestive system. Most often, its symptoms will need to be managed for life. Dr Derek Chan, highly experienced consultant gastroenterologist, explains what are the warning signs to look out for, when should people seek medical attention and how the condition may be treated.

Transoral incisional fundoplication (TIF) – A non-surgical treatment option for GORD

If you're looking for a long-lasting solution to GORD away from medication and that doesn't require any surgery, TIF may be suitable for you. Consultant gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist Dr Vinay Sehgal speaks to Top Doctors about the transoral incisional fundoplication procedure in detail, so you can begin to make the right decision for you.

Gallstone disease: can you live without a gallbladder?

Gallstones disease is a condition that develops after the formation of gallstones (deposits of bile) in the gallbladder or in the biliary tract. In this article, renowned consultant general and upper GI surgeon, Professor Khurshid Akhtar talks what are the symptoms of gallstones, what are the different treatment options, and if patients have any problems after surgery for having no gallbladder.

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