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The Bravo system includes a capsule measuring 6 mm by 5.5 mm by 25 mm and containing a 3.5 mm deep well connected to an external vacuum unit. The physician inserts the capsule orally or transnasally into the esophagus during upper endoscopy. Using the vacuum unit, the physician pulls esophageal tissue into the well and literally pins the capsule into place. The delivery system is withdrawn, and the capsule is left in place to record pH data. Placement of the capsule takes about 10 minutes, and patient discomfort is minimal. Attachment of the capsule creates less trauma to the esophagus than a standard biopsy, and the point of attachment heals within several days.

Once the capsule is in place in the esophagus, it begins transmitting data via radio frequency telemetry to the Bravo receiver, which the patient wears on his or her belt. Once the test is complete, data are uploaded from the receiver to a computer for analysis and evaluation by a nurse or physician.    


May 19, 2015
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Banana is perfect for the proper functioning of the bowel moment. It is a must-have food if you are suffering with diarrhea, because it helps to restore the amount of electrolytes and potassium that are lost during the passage of stools," says Priya. Besides, it is also loaded with fiber which aids in good digestion.


May 19, 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.


May 18, 2015
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Our digestive systems continuously extract water and nutrients from an astonishing amount of solid foods and liquids over our lifetimes, all the while fending off nasty microbes and processing waste. What we put into our stomachs is so important that it affects whether we feel well, how flat our bellies are and even our chances of avoiding certain cancers.

1. Eat to beat disease: citrus fruit, fiber-rich foods, leafy greens and yellow vegetables
2. Help the good bugs: yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, bananas, garlic, asparagus, onions
3. Choose foods that soothe: caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, ginger, mint, nutmeg, oatmeal
4. Eat foods to flatten your tummy: avocado, brown rice, dark chocolate, nuts, oatmeal, olive oil, seeds


May 18, 2015
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The intestinal ecosystem constitutes the microbiota that can be pictured as a microbial organ placed within a host organism and involves a dynamic interplay between food, host cells and microbes. This infographic is a great source to know about the intestinal health system.


May 18, 2015
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Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that form on the lining of the colon. Polyps are almost always benign. While many benign polyps are harmless, others are considered “precancerous.” Precancerous polyps carry the potential to turn into cancer. They are generally slow growing, so a small precancerous polyp may take 10-15 years to turn into cancer. Approximately 30 percent of people over the age of 50 have precancerous polyps. Colonoscopy permits the early detection and removal of polyps. Because almost all colorectal cancers start as small polyps, the removal of these polyps at the time of colonoscopy is an effective means to prevent colorectal cancer. The removal of polyps (polypectomy) is a painless procedure.




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