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Asian diet

A well-planned and balanced diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the world, differences in climate, fertility of soil, and availability of different foods affect the dieting patterns of local populations. The Asian diet is the diet consumed in Asian countries. A traditional Asian diet reduces the risk of certain diseases such as …

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Anti-Dumping Post-Gastrectomy Diet

Anti-Dumping Post-Gastrectomy diet is a particular variety of diets used to avoid the risk of dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome affects individuals after gastric surgery(1). The severity of symptoms may vary from person to person depending upon the type of surgery and extent of tolerance to diet. However, the common symptoms(2) experienced in dumping syndrome are diarrhea, …

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Colon Gas and Flatus Prevention

The human colon is a reservoir for different bacteria. These bacteria make up the healthy natural flora that synthesizes vitamin k and plays a role in maintaining the body’s normal physiology. These bacteria are essential for good health. Naturally, these bacteria produce several gases, including oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. Nitrogen from the atmosphere …

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Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention Diets

Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, behind only lung cancer. Around 135,000 people are affected every year, causing more than 50,000 deaths annually1. However, if colon cancer is detected early, and preventive measures are taken, cancer can be cured and avoided. Even though it is prevailing at …

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Anal Fissure, Abscess, and Fistula

The gastrointestinal tract is a long tube in which the digestive process occurs. It extends up to the rectum, which is continuous with the anus, the tract’s outer opening through which faecal material is defecated. The lower part of the rectum is called the anal canal. There are various clinical conditions associated with the lower …

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

The liver is a large organ located on the right side of the abdomen just below the diaphragm. It performs various vital functions to maintain life, such as: Storage of excess carbohydrates in the form of glycogen. Storage of several vitamins and minerals. Synthesizes proteins and blood clotting factors. Detoxifies harmful drugs and makes them …

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Barrett’s Esophagus: causes and treatment

The esophagus is a muscular passageway for food and drinks that connects the oral cavity with the stomach. A muscular ring performs the sphincter closing function at the lower end of the esophagus, known as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The sphincter prevents the reflux of food and gastric juice from the stomach to the …

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Cirrhosis

The liver is a large organ with several functions crucial to life. For instance, it synthesizes and secretes bile which helps in the digestion of fats. It synthesizes and secretes clotting factors that maintain the normal clotting process. It stores vitamins and minerals and detoxifies harmful substances that enter the body. It also eliminates nitrogenous …

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Colostomy, Ileostomy, Rectal pouch Diets

A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which a part of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall in order to bypass a damaged part of colon. An ileostomy is an artificial opening made in the abdomen due to a malfunctioned ileum or rectum. At the same time, a rectal …

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Colon Polyp and Cancer

A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that form on the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless, but some may lead to cancerous growths. Even though colon cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer, the number of colon cancer patients is increasing daily in the USA. We now know that …

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