Disease and Treatment

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

DESCRIPTION A disorder which develops as a consequence of the reflux of gastric and duodenal contents into the oesophagus. It is usually characterised by heartburn and regurgitation. Complications that may develop in severe disease are strictures, ulceration, Barrett’s oesophagus and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. Two thirds of patients have a normal endoscopy which is termed …

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Pancreatitis, Chronic

What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is a Chronic inflammatory condition of the pancreas, that results in functional and structural damage of pancreas. In most patients this is a chronic progressive disease leading to exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. How to Manage Pancreatitis, General Measures Abstinence from alcohol reduces abdominal pain in the early stages of the disease. …

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