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Did you know: Cancer of the oesophagus can be prevented, when you start consuming a bowl of strawberries. Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal cancer, and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world. About 16,000 new cases of esophageal cancer a year are diagnosed in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.


Did you know?!? An adult esophagus ranges from 10 to 14 inches in length, and 1 inch in diameter.

 


April 24, 2015
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An endoscope is a long thin tool with a light and camera. It will be inserted through your mouth, down your throat, and into your stomach. The camera will send images to a video monitor. The images will be used to find the right spot to insert the PEG feeding tube.

A needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall and into the stomach at the chosen spot. Using the endoscope, the doctor will locate the end of the needle inside the body. A thin wire will be passed from the outside of the body, through this needle, and into the stomach. This wire will be grasped with a snare in the abdomen and pulled out through the mouth. There will be a thin wire entering the front of the abdomen, going into the stomach, and continuing up and out of the mouth. The PEG feeding tube will then be attached to this wire. The wire will be pulled back out from the abdomen. This will pull the PEG tube down into the body.

A small incision will be made in your abdomen. The tube will be pulled until the tip comes out of the incision in the abdominal wall. A soft, round bumper will be attached to the ends of the PEG tube. It will keep the tube secure. Sterile gauze will be placed around the incision site. The PEG tube will be taped to your abdomen.

 

 


April 16, 2015
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Heartburn is caused by stomach acid backing up into your esophagus. About one third of the U.S. population experiences frequent burning sensations, regurgitation, belching and a sour taste in the mouth. When diets are shifted to healthier choices and proper food combinations, the heartburn often dissipates, a message that perhaps the trouble is not too much stomach acid but repeatedly choosing the wrong foods in the wrong combinations. Blocking your stomach acids with antacids has negative side effects that advertisers don't share with you. A gut with suppressed stomach acid becomes vulnerable to harmful microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites) One of the jobs of stomach acid is to kill these unwanted predators. Sufficient stomach acid would normally have killed off these microbes, but instead, they have an opportunity to enter your gut and cause havoc.

Another job of stomach acid is to help break down certain nutrients for easy absoprtion, especially iron and calcium. Overusing antacids may set you up for osteoporosis or anemia. I know that the advertisements say that your antacid has calcium in it, but calcium needs stomach acid to be absorbed properly.

Stomach acid helps digest protein. When your digestion is compromised, conditions such as gas, bloating, food allergies and dysbiosis (poor intestinal bacteria balance) can develop from insufficiently digested proteins.


Benefits

Oatmeal is an underutilized, heart-healthy whole grain
Oatmeal is an inexpensive but underutilized heart-healthy whole grain that
is high in fiber. Its slow-digesting carbohydrates provide energy. Soluble
fiber in oatmeal helps people feel fuller longer, which reduces hunger and
can help with weight loss. MedicalDaily.com


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April 16, 2015
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Preparing for a colonoscopy may be uncomfortable and time-consuming, but it needn’t be an ordeal. Here are some things you can do to help it go as smoothly and comfortably as possible:

Make sure you receive your colonoscopy prep instructions well before your procedure date, and read them completely as soon as you get them. This is the time to call your clinician with any questions and to buy the bowel prep she or he has prescribed. Pick up some medicated wipes (for example, Tucks or adult wet wipes with aloe and vitamin E) and a skin-soothing product such as Vaseline or Desitin — you’re going to be experiencing high-volume, high-velocity diarrhea.

Arrange for the time and privacy you need to complete the prep with as little stress as possible. Clear your schedule, and be at home on time to start your prep. If you have children or aging parents who need attention, have someone else be available to them while you’re indisposed.

Water can get boring, so keep a variety of clear liquids on hand. On the day before your colonoscopy — when you’re restricted to clear liquids — you can have popsicles, Jell-O, clear broth, coffee or tea (without milk or creamer), soft drinks, Italian ice, or Gatorade. But take nothing with red, blue, or purple dye. Drink extra liquids before, during, and after your bowel prep (usually until a few hours before your procedure), as well as after your colonoscopy.


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April 16, 2015
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Did you know?!? Within the colon, a typical person harbors more than 400 distinct species of bacteria.

 


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April 16, 2015
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If you’re experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, you’ll want to avoid food choices that stimulate the digestive system, and these include spicy foods.  Spicy foods are “incredibly variable,” they have no effect on some people, but cause indigestion for others. In general, you should choose bland foods when you’re having digestive problems, and be sure to avoid spices if you’re sensitive to them.


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April 06, 2015
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If your parent, child, or sibling had colon cancer, your risk is nearly doubled. Visit www.mygidoctors.com


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April 06, 2015
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Every time our patient ask how should they prepare for the Capsule Endoscopy procedure? So here is what you need to do before the procedure.

The day prior to your appointment you will be given a bowel prep that will eliminate waste from your entire colon to allow the capsule to take clear pictures of the small bowel wall. You will also be asked not to eat solid foods and follow a clear liquid diet the day prior and day of your procedure until you are instructed otherwise.

Tell your doctor of the presence of a pacemaker, previous abdominal surgery, or previous history of obstructions in the bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, or adhesions.


By mygidoctors
April 06, 2015
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Fatty foods, such as chips, burgers and fried foods, are harder to digest and can cause stomach pain and heartburn. Cutting back on greasy, fried foods eases your stomach’s workload. Try to eat more lean meat and fish, drink skimmed or semi-skimmed milk and grill rather than fry foods.




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