Questions tagged [gastroenterology]

the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.

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What happened to all the centers for hiatus hernia?

I have been doing much research for years on the esophageal hiatal hernia. I found exactly one paper on-line (from the US military, I believe, I cannot relocate it) that mentioned in passing that ...
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What protective mechanisms against lead absorption are present in adults but not fully developed in children?

According to this summary, adults typically absorb up to 20% of ingested lead after a meal, whereas children typically absorb up to 50% of ingested lead after a meal. When I search to try to find out ...
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Does vomiting while feeling nausea from stomach flu make it easier or harder for the body to recover?

I was talking with somebody who believes that when having stomach flu (gastroenteritis) and feeling nausea, you should try to vomit. This person's theory is that the stomach flu virus makes some foods ...
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How long does someone with acid reflux who's just eaten have to wait before drinking water?

A friend recently told me that GERD patients (acid reflux) should not drink water with meals. I found an article that explains the reasoning. Basically, water dilutes the stomach acid required for ...
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Do higher amounts of alcohol (beer) help gastritis?

I was at a party and despite my gastritis symptoms I decided to have a couple of drinks. I drank 1.2l (5.US customary cups). At first (after one or two cups) I felt pain and bloating, but after ...
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May subclinical Acatalasemia cause premature gray hair in an otherwise healthy human and if so, how is it normally treated?

It was written in the current version of the Wikipedia article Catalase: Low levels of catalase may play a role in the graying process of human hair. Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced by the ...
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Does pepcin play a role in GERD/LPR?

Two popular books ("Dropping Acid" by Dr. Jamie Koufman and "The Acid Watcher Diet" by Dr. Jonathan Aviv) claim that tissue damage in GERD and LPR is caused by the digestive enzyme pepcin. In their ...
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Constipation during cold weather

I'm a Male late twenties living in the tropics. Over the past couple of years I get very bad constipation during the cold season. Drinking more water / fibre doesn't seem to help much. What is the ...
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Do you suggest HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis?

I've been searching about HBOT treatment for a while. I found many sources & researches but couldn't be sure %100. It is a real solution or it can replace with medicines? For example: http://www....
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Would collagen supplements affect C. diff?

I know that C. diff can bind to collagen (or maybe just broken down collagen?). Would a collagen supplement (specifically type 1 and 3) increase the germination in someone of C. diff in someone who’s ...
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How does the duration of antibiotic course impact gut flora?

It is well-known that antibiotic use reduces the diversity of natural gut flora. Have there been any studies that look into how the magnitude of this effect may differ between longer and shorter ...
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How prevalent are gastrointestinal parasites in gay men?

I was doing some research on gay health outcomes and came across some very old studies with very high prevalence rates for gastrointestinal parasites among gay men. (https://jcm.asm.org/content/24/4/...
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Does the stool test for Helicobacter pylori show only acute infections?

There are four options when being tested for Helicobacter pylori - blood test, stool test, breath test and scope test. (Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection) Scope test is definitely the most ...
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Do toilet bleach tablets prevent the spread of enteric diseases?

I am not a huge fan of adding bleach tablets to toilets, but my wife and I have experienced an unfortunate increase in stomach-related problems since we had children. Despite our attempts to regularly ...
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Immunity after a GI bug

Common wisdom is that once you've been infected with a cold virus, you are then immune to that specific virus. Obviously there are hundreds of cold viruses, so you can keep getting colds. Does the ...
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Does a doctor who does endoscopies just do endoscopies?

I just spent a half hour in a gastroenterologist's office talking with him about my history, problems, diet, etc. and getting a basic physical exam. He wants to do an upper endoscopy. Is it normal ...
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Do stomach flu has some benefits?

I recently had stomach flu. I think I feel even better than before having the stomach flu. Could gastroenteritis be beneficial for the organism and serve as a reset and a path to default wellness?
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Does psyllium husk work differently on human body when consumed with different temperature of water? If yes, what are the reasons behind it?

There are some health benefits always discussed about psyllium husk. Such as described here and here. Now some people on social media spread myths like it works better with yoghurt. It works better ...
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Endoscopy/colonoscopy done by a non-gastroenterologist

Are there any good reasons to want to have a (precautionary) endoscopy/colonoscopy examination - with associated diagnoses and interpretation - done by a gastro-enterologist, as opposed to a surgeon, ...
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Is there any known correlation between stomach worms and fungal skin infections?

Is there any literature which points to correlation between worm infestation of the intestines and fungal infection of the skin? The possible mechanism being the stomach worms disrupting natural ...
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