New surgical method for Reflux

Related video Up to 20 percent of adults suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, short-Reflux. A new less invasive method of surgery relieves the discomfort in a sustainable way. Guest contribution by Dr. med. Richard Merkle, Head Of Viscera Surgery Centre In Munich In the case of a long-term need for treatment, or unsuccessful treatment with […]

Fiber strengthens intestinal barrier and counteracts gastrointestinal problems

Related video Similar to patients with Crohn’s disease, elderly people with stomach problems have a intestinal barrier that is not functioning optimally. However, fiber can strengthen the intestinal barrier and thus, counteract gastrointestinal problems. This is shown in John-Peter Ganda Mall’s thesis in biomedicine at ├Ârebro University. The function of the intestinal barrier can be […]

What causes cramps without a period?

Causes and associated symptoms Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Endometriosis Fibroids Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Lactose intolerance Indigestion Am I pregnant? When to see a doctor Cramps are a common problem during menstruation, but periods are not the only thing that can cause aches and pains in the stomach or pelvic area. […]

What are the signs of Crohn’s disease?

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease Types of Crohn’s disease Ileocolitis Ileitis Crohn’s colitis Gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease Jejunoileitis Possible complications When to see a doctor Diagnosis Other conditions that cause similar symptoms Treatment and prevention Outlook Crohn’s disease is a long-term inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, and its symptoms tend to relate to the […]

What are gastritis and duodenitis?

Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment At-home treatments Lifestyle changes When to see a doctor Q: A: Gastritis and duodenitis both affect the digestive tract and share the same causes, including Helicobacter pylori infection. Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach, while duodenitis is inflammation of the lining of the upper small intestine, called the […]