Nuts about probiotics

The prevalence of food allergy has risen significantly over the last 20 years, and unlike allergies to milk, egg, soy,

Inflammatory bowel disease should not be a career ender

Davidson states that many patients are first diagnosed with IBD when they are starting out in their chosen careers. Douglas

PPIs: fact vs fiction

Prof Yu Xiao Yang of the University of Pennsylvania (US), believes that many of these concerns were based on inconsistencies

NaP vs PEG for colonoscopy

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets, NaP solution are the most widely used agents for colon cleansing. Polyethylene

Infant reflux: Symptoms and diagnosis

The typical adult symptoms (heartburn, vomiting, regurgitation) cannot be readily assessed in infants and children. Paediatric patients with GORD typically

Are you (pro)biotics?

Many types of bacteria are classified as probiotics. They all have different benefits, but most come from two groups: Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.

Treatment for heartburn

In most cases, heartburn can be relieved through diet, lifestyle changes and occasional over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Antacids are the mainstay

Staying neutral

Acid reflux is just another term for gastro-oesophageal reflux. The stomach juice that refluxes contains many chemicals, of which acid

Probiotics for IBS

The global prevalence of IBS is estimated at 11%, and its aetiology is unknown. Recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and

Easing the burn

Studies show that the typical symptoms of GORD (or GERD) including heartburn, discomfort in the upper abdomen and acid eructation

Indigestion and heartburn: what’s the difference?

Dr Abram Eisenstein, Director of Gastroenterology at Cooper Clinic, explains that one can distinguish between indigestion and heartburn by the fact that they happen in completely different parts of the body.

GORD vs heartburn – Know the difference

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) isn’t just heartburn or bad indigestion. GORD (or GERD in the US) affects up to 40%