How does the gastroscopy procedure work? Consultant surgeon and specialist in upper GI and bariatric surgery, Mr Vittal Rao answers Top Doctors' questions for people who may have upper gastrointestinal conditions that require this treatment.
Vagus nerve dysfunction occurs when the vagus nerve has been damaged due to a past infection or inflammation or when we experience a prolonged period of physical or mental stress. In our latest article, renowned gastroenterologist, Professor Owen Epstein, talks us through vagus nerve dysfunction, offering us a handful of useful home remedies for the condition.
While gallstones are common, associated problems are less likely to occur. However, it's important to know how to react when a gallbladder issue arises and Mr Yüksel Gerçek advises on this eventuality in this informative article.
Do you know how the severity of alcohol-related cirrhosis can be measured and whether the negative effects of alchohol on the liver can be reversed? We spoke with a renowned consultant physician from the London Clinic, Professor Shahid A Khan, to discuss all this and more. Find out how to tell whether cirrhosis is worsening and if it can be prevented. In this article, we discuss the lifestyle changes that can be implemented, for a healthier liver.
Dr Ravi Misra explains how the pandemic has impacted the population's digestive health, why you should avoid fad diets, what to eat to optimise your gut health and more.
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) develop from cells of the neuroendocrine system and can be located in the digestive system, lungs and other organs in the body. We spoke to leading gastroenterologist Dr Christos Toumpanakis about the condition, including the treatment options available and the survival rate following a diagnosis of NETs.
For someone who is lactose intolerant, they may experience symptoms of flatulence, bloating and stomach cramps after eating high-lactose foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. Not sure where to begin in getting a diagnosis? One of our expert gastroenterologists Dr Ian Johnston explains a test you can try at home and what other tests a specialist will make in order to give you the best diagnosis.
If there is an excess build-up of bile acids in your colon, it can lead to a condition known as bile acid malabsorption, which unfortunately can cause bloating and gas. Sounds like symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? We asked consultant gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam how the conditions compare and how BAM is treated.
If you've recently found that you're finding it difficult to pass food, even after drinking water, it may be a case of achalasia. Find out how you can get tested for this condition, what all the symptoms are how it is treated. Dr Rami Sweis, a leading consultant gastroenterologist, explains everything you need to know about this condition in this latest article.