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Structural Disorders of Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia, a common symptom in those with esophageal disorders,may arise from a multitude of causes. Dysphagia ordifficulty swallowing refers a sensation of impairment of the normalprogression of the bolus from the mouth into the stomach. Dysphagiashould be distinguished from odynophagia or pain upon swallowing. ... Read on »
Swallowing & Esophageal Disorders, including Barrett's Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Structural Disorders of Esophagus Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer Achalasia Gastric Cancer GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Hiatal Hernia Hoarseness Pepti ... Read on »
Experimentation as an aid in management of esophageal disorders by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Lucius D. Hill and Colleague. Simultaneous pressure and pH studies have been performed in over 200 subjects, with a wide variety of esophageal disorders, and in twenty normal subjects. From these studies the pH and pressure profiles have been clearly depicted in both health and disease. Combined studies with two pressure tu ... Read on »
Gastroenterology by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Gastroenterology or gastrology is the medical specialty concerned with digestive diseases. Traditionally, these are separated by anatomic or functional category. For example, disorders of the esophagus might be listed under "esophagus" and also included in a description of motility disorders (disorders of motor function.) Diseases of t ... Read on »
GERD(Gastroesophageal reflux disease) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm This is the most common disorder of esophagus (food pipe) in children. GER is the retrograde movement of gastric contents across LES into the esophagus, thus exposing esophagus to acid. Occasional episodes are normal. Frequent and excessive episodes lead to injury (inflammation) to lining of esophagus, a condition called as GERD. Typ ... Read on »
Reviews of Food Chaining Book....Concern by Cheri Fraker Posted Sun 27 Jul 2008 12:00am Hi. Just read a couple reviews of our Food Chaining book. One woman stated that she skipped large portions of the book and said they did not apply to her child who she describes as a picky eater. Another lady described a diet that her child eats. I would not describe her child as a picky eater. From description, her child eats a lot of food ... Read on »
Acid Reflux Disease by Jan Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 6:47pm Acid reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) disease  occurs when the acid rich liquid content of the stomach regurgitates into the esophagus. This acid-rich liquid can inflame and damage the lining of your esophagus. The refluxed liquid may also contain bile that that has backed-up into the stomach from the small intestine (duodenum). The st ... Read on »
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lung Disorders by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 5:25pm The MERCK Manual of Medical Information-Second Home Edition Among the most common symptoms of lung disorders are cough, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and wheezing. Less commonly, a blockage in the airways between the mouth and lungs results in a gasping sound when breathing (stridor). Problems in the lungs can also lead to coughing up ... Read on »
Eating Disorders: Myths and Influences by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am Myths & Realities From Mirror-Mirror: Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Many eating disorders do begin in the teenage years, but children, men, older women and just about anyone can fall victim to this terrible disorder. You can never fully recover from an eating di ... Read on »
Land mark papers in cardiology : What is the hidden link between esophagus and coronary artery ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:15pm Gastric pain is a great mimicker of cardiac pain. It may have , almost all the typical characters of angina . . . in some cases ECG changes too. The confusion is complete ,  as esophageal pain can also  be relieved by sublingual nitrates ! The issue is further complicated, when  esophagus and coronary artery share  the same neural ... Read on »