Gastroenterologist in Bangalore

Looking for the best gastroenterologist in Bangalore for your digestive problems? The Digestive system of a human body plays a very vital role. It breaks down food into small molecules called nutrients. These nutrients are then absorbed into the bloodstream which fuels the daily body activities. Some of the conditions treated at Apollo Spectra includes-

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD)

You may feel a sense of burning in the middle of your chest – This occurs when the stomach acid flows back into your esophagus. This is also known as Acid reflux. This acid reflux once in a while considered common but to experience it twice a week or very frequently is a sign of GERD. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and kidney disease, this is a common disease found in Americans. Approximately 20 % of Americans suffer from GERD. Certain changes in lifestyle, eating habits and medication can turn out to be of great relief.

Gallstones

Gallstones are the solid stones that are formed in the gallbladder because of the excess amount of bile cholesterol. There are over a million cases of gallstones every year in the United States. A gallstone is found in different sizes from being as small as a grain of sand to as big as a golf ball. There could be a single gallstone or many gallstones developed together in the gallbladder. It causes rapid intensifying pain in the center and right portion of the abdomen. This is usually treated through gallbladder removal surgery.

Jaundice

When bile pigments are accumulated in the bloodstreams, it causes a change in color of skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membrane. A jaundice person recovers usually in 4-6 weeks but it may take 8-12 weeks for a jaundice patient to recover in some cases. Jaundice causes fatigue, weight loss, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. Diagnosis of jaundice requires a number of tests. The treatment is usually based on the cause of the disease and not the symptoms. Jaundice usually can be prevented through a balanced diet, regular exercising and avoiding excessive consumption of alcohol.

Diverticulitis

This is a very common disease after the age of 40. It causes inflammation in one or more small pouches of the digestive tract. The symptoms of diverticulosis are abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.  When people experience diverticulosis along with inflammation or infection, it is known as diverticulitis. It is usually diagnosed through CT scan, colonoscopy and barium X rays. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes prevent diverticulitis. This disease increases with age and is also a very common disease in the western world but a very rare disease in Asia.

Crohn’s Disease

It is a painful, debilitating disease that may lead to life-threatening complications. It causes inflammation of the digestive tract. This active disease causes fever, abdominal pain, mouth sore and reduced appetite. There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease but however, few therapies can help reduce the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Esophageal Varices

This condition develops when blood flowing to the liver is blocked. This leads to swollen or enlarged veins. It is considered being life threatening when it breaks open and bleeds. Treatment prevents the liver from further damage and controls bleeding. This last for a few years or lifelong. There are more than 1 million cases in India. The treatment for this disease is medical procedures to stop bleeding, beta blockers and in rare cases liver transplant.

Hemorrhoids

One of the very painful and itchy diseases which is an inflammation of the blood vessel at the end of the digestive tract. It is a very common disease in America; Over 75 percent of Americans over the age of 45 are suffering through hemorrhoids. Consumption of more water, eating fiber and exercising can help in the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Ulcerative Colitis

It is another inflammatory bowel disease. The symptoms are similar to Crohn’s disease. The treatment helps temporary but there’s no known cure for now. A patient of ulcerative colitis runs a higher risk of developing colon cancer. The symptoms are abdominal cramps, pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. This disease can occur at any age but is usually found to develop during the age of 30 and above.

Celiac disease

It is one such disease where a patient needs to avoid intake of gluten in his diet. Gluten is considered very harmful for the people suffering from this disease. 1 % of the US population is suffering from Celiac disease.  A person experiences digestive problems, anemia, fatigue, headache and pain in the joints. The only treatment to cure this disease is to avoid consumption of gluten. Gluten is found in brown rice, lentils, soy flour, and quinoa. Symptoms that are found in adults are depression, anemia, bone loss and fatigue.
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