Inguinal hernia in children

The second most commonly performed surgery in children around the world is for the inguinal hernia. The parents notice a bulge in the groin and contact the surgeon. The following questions and answers will help parents understand the topic well. Please note that this publication is about the inguinal hernia in children and that the … Read more

Tobacco and digestive system

Tobacco is responsible for 8 million deaths each year. This is more relevant during the COVID 19 pandemic, as smokers are at risk of developing a serious COVID-related illness. Tobacco negatively affects our bodies and harms our digestive system in a number of ways. Smoking increases your risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, … Read more

Surgery for Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatic Biliary Cancer – Everything You Need to Know

The gastrointestinal system includes organs such as esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, and spleen. Gastrointestinal cancers are common cancers in our country and the incidence varies from region to region. The incidence of cancers like gallbladder cancer is quite high in North India as compared to other countries. … Read more

What is Esophagitis?

Esophagitis is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus wall. In mild cases, we cannot identify it except during swallowing. But with severe inflammatory conditions, you may experience persistent pain and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). The long-term inflammatory condition of the esophagus (oesophagitis) can cause several serious illnesses. The esophagus is a long, muscular, hollow tube that … Read more

Aerophagy | Narayana Health

Most of us feel bloated or burped at some point in life. This bloating can occur as a result of swallowing air. We all inhale a small amount of air when talking, eating, drinking or laughing. And it does not cause any discomfort. But if we swallow too much air, it develops numerous gastrointestinal diseases. … Read more