Coeliacs and Misdiagnosis

Coeliac Disease Prevalence of Coeliac Disease diagnosis is on the rise on a global scale. This medical issue, also known as coeliac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is defined by WebMD as a digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten are eaten. Gluten is a mixture of proteins that is found in many of our day-to-day foods. It is specifically found in wheat and other grains including oat, rye and barley. Coeliac.org recently published alarming global statics indicating that 1 in 100 people are affected by Coeliac Disease. Gluten intolerance has risen on Read more

Taking care of gastrointestinal disorders

Woman holding her hands in front of her stomach Over the last 20 years rates of GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) and IBD (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) have increased, as well as “functional” gastrointestinal conditions, such as IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), which are responsible for more than one third of digestive problems. However, research shows that the need for surgery has reduced with the development of inflammatory medication and with better controlling of H.pylori infections the prevalence of peptic ulcers has decreased. Heartburn is on the rise in many countries. People resort to self-treatment for heartburn by using Proton pump inhibitors, which are extremely safe to use, with a low risk of Read more

Can reflux be a sign of cardiovascular disease?

Yes, it is possible. Best Doctors gastroenterologist Dr. Kenneth Falchuk, based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, illustrates to us in this video the differences between a simple reflux, caused by fatty foods and excessively sweet or spicy dishes; and the other type of heartburn, which may indicate a condition related to our heart.

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