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LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
Emergency cardiology consult for Acute abdomen ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Jul 2013 12:00am The other day my fellow got a call  from surgical ward for emergency ECG opinion for a  suspected Inferior MI .It later turned out to be an acute cholecystitis. One of the important  anatomical mis-perception  among physicians ,  is to consider  inferior, posterior  and diaphragmatic surface  of heart  as separate entities .They ... Read on »
Anatomic Problems of the Colon by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. When the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs is abnormal, digestive problems result. Some of these anatomic problems can occur during embryonic development of the fetus in the womb and are known as co ... Read on »
DIVERTICULAR DISEASE by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What are diverticulosis and diverticulitis? Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots, like an inner tube that pokes through weak places in a tire. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Pouches (plural) are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. About 10 ... Read on »
Pooping, Puking and Abdominal Bracing by John Elder Posted Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:02pm If you’ve taken a fitness class lately, read the most recent fitness magazine, or watched the newest workout video posted to YouTube, I’m here to warn you that you might not want to believe everything you hear or read. How many of you have been told while working out that you need to tighten your abdominals or “brace” your core when pe ... Read on »
Diverticulosis vs. Diverticulitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Digestive Diseases: Diverticular Disease Diverticular disease consists of three conditions that involve the development of small sacs or pockets in the wall of the colon, including diverticulosis, diverticular bleeding and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis Diverticulosis is the formation of numerous tiny pockets, o ... Read on »
EVALUATING YOUR PET'S CONDITION by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Apr 2013 12:00am EOB-1.... OK, now, pay attention!  If you've been reading this blog for long enough, you know that Helpful Buckeye has stressed repeatedly that a pet owner needs to be familiar with the habits and appearance of their dog or cat.  That is one of the most reliable ways to be able to tell when something just isn't right with t ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: abdominal wall defect by nih.gov Posted Fri 17 Aug 2012 3:27pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is abdominal wall defect? An abdominal wall defect is an opening in the abdomen through which va ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »