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Author: Dr. Sarfaraz Baig

Heartburn is a chest pain that occurs as stomach acid rises into the throat (acid reflux). Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is the term used if it persists (GERD). SYMPTOMS Typical GERD warning signs and symptoms include, Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest that typically occurs after eating and may be worse at night or while you're lying down It can also include backwash (regurgitation) of food or sour liquid Upper abdominal

Diverticulitis, more specifically colonic diverticulitis, is a digestive condition marked by inflammation of irregular pouches called diverticula that may form in the wall of the large intestine. Diverticulitis Symptoms The symptoms of diverticulitis are as follows: Pain, usually in the lower left side of the abdomen. Vomiting and nausea Fever Tenderness in the abdomen Diarrhea or, less frequently, constipation Causes & Risk Factors of Diverticulitis Pressure applied to brittle sections of your colon frequently

We know that a hernia generally occurs when an organ or a tissue pushes and tears through the muscle that holds it in place. However, hernias are not life-threatening. Still, they need medical intervention as they do not usually heal on their own. In some worst-case scenarios, hernias might require surgery to prevent serious bodily complications. Together, we must mention that not all hernias are preventable. Factors such as prior

It is said that the only constant thing in this universe is change! And as far as the pace of change is concerned, the 21st century takes the cake. In the last two decades, with the advent of internet, the world has changed and even unrecognisable to some old timers! Here are some of the important changes in the field of gastrosurgery that has taken place in this time period-  Rapid

Q. I have bleeding when I pass stool. Is it something to worry? A. It depends. If it's been for years and is painless and there has been no change in the bowel motions recently, then it's likely it's the piles (or haemorrhoids in scientific jargon). However if the bleed is a recent phenomenon, is associated with pain and change in bowel motion, then it may be an indication of a sinister

It is very interesting that a human body may produce stones within it. A human body is otherwise all about flesh, fluid and bones. But Stones? Seems strange! But the fact is the human body may produce stones in certain parts of the body due to disease process. It may happen in the gallbladder, liver and the bile duct that can lead to pain, jaundice and sometime pancreatitis and rarely cancer. Stones may form

The men practising the science of medicine are an esoteric lot who commanded a lot of respect. Till recently. And then the virus struck! And it showed the world the true picture. It exposed the weaknesses of the white coat industry. The public at large now sees us as a vulnerable lot, frequently not at the top of things, experimental and perhaps a failing mess. A few may even have been disappointed at

This is a story of a 130 kgs guy who stayed in his bed for a couple years, had broken sleep at night because of his sleep apnea and had a clot in his legs and lungs in he past that needed prolonged treatment. He was living with a huge hernia for the past decade the surgery of which he kept denying. Not because he was afraid but because he

Obesity has grown at a rapid pace in the last few decades. While diet and activity remains the mainstay treatment, the efficacy of this modality for morbid obesity is very low. Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. This produces significant and durable weight loss. Further, it leads to significant resolution, remission, or improvement of obesity related diseases such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, sleep