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SIMS Hospitals, Chennai

SIMS Hospitals

  4.4  (54 ratings)

Gastroenterologist Clinic

Next To Vadapalani Metro Station, No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani Chennai
1 Doctor · ₹500 · 4 Reviews
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We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to ......more
We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to help you in every and any way that we can.
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SIMS Hospitals is known for housing experienced Gastroenterologists. Dr. Arulprakash S, a well-reputed Gastroenterologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Gastroenterologists recommended by 96 patients.

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Vadapalani Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600026
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Dr. Arulprakash S

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
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18 Years experience
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10 Foods to Avoid When You Have a Stomach Ulcer!

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
10 Foods to Avoid When You Have a Stomach Ulcer!

Many times we forget about the importance of our health in the race to pursue our careers and goals. We take our bodies for granted and keep working them without stopping for a breath. While some may have mastered this art, there are many who may not be able to cope with such a lifestyle and may end up falling ill. The most common problem that most people suffer from is stomach upset, gas, or stomach pain, and all of this may be because of not eating right or having irregular eating habits.

It is due to such problems that people fall ill and then go to the doctor with a problem that may take much longer to treat. However, if the patient starts to check in with the doctor before the stomach pain worsens, it may be easier to treat because very often the pain arises from stomach ulcers. Ulcers are sores that are caused on the lining of the stomach or the oesophagus or even on the intestines. In serious cases, the sores may cause great damage to the stomach and may lead to much worse issues. However, with the right intake of food, the damage may be controlled in combination with medicines and treatment from experts.

Foods to avoid
In controlling the spread of stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers, it may be important to know the food that should be avoided so that the medicines and treatments taken for controlling the problem may work better. Here is a list of foods that you should avoid:

  1. Hot beverages such as tea, coffee, cocoa and milk should be avoided because they cause acid imbalance in the stomach.
  2. Anything that may contain caffeine should also be avoided.
  3. Alcohol should be completely avoided by those suffering from peptic ulcers.
  4. Citric or sour drinks such as grape or orange drinks should also be avoided for remaining at ease.
  5. Any spicy powders or seasonings, such as pepper, chilli powder and garlic should be excluded from the diet.
  6. Anything that is made from milk or cream and is extremely fatty in nature should not be consumed.
  7. Flavoured cheese that is strong and spicy should not be eaten.
  8. Meats that include high levels of fat or those that are highly seasoned should be completely avoided.
  9. Chillies or peppers in any form should be kept away from your diet.
  10. Anything that is made from tomato should also be avoided, such gravy, sauces or raw tomatoes.

When you start to keep your diet clean and healthy, it may be much easier for your doctor to cure you of stomach ulcers.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Can Autoimmune Disorders Be The Cause Behind Achalasia?

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Can Autoimmune Disorders Be The Cause Behind Achalasia?

The tube that carries food to your stomach from your throat is called the oesophagus. When the muscular valve (lower oesophagus sphincter) in the oesophagus fails to relax and carry the food to the stomach, the condition is termed as achalasia.

Achalasia has a variety of causes, and can be difficult for your doctor to diagnose the exact cause. Some common causes of achalasia include:

  1. Hereditary predispositions
  2. Autoimmune disorders (The immune system erroneously destroys healthy cells in the body)
  3. Nerve degeneration in the oesophagus

There other medical conditions that often lead to symptoms identical to achalasia, such as oesophageal cancer and Chagas’ disease (an infectious disease caused by a parasite).

Other symptoms of achalasia include:

The most prominent symptom of achalasia is dysphagia, which is characterised by swallowing difficulties or sensations of food stuck in the oesophagus. Dysphagia often triggers coughing and shortness of breath or choking on food.

  1. Discomfort or pain in the chest
  2. Weight loss
  3. Heartburn
  4. Intense discomfort or pain after eating

Some of the treatments include:

Most of the methods to treat achalasia focus on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES). The treatments used can either permanently alter the sphincter’s function, or reduce symptoms.

  1. Oral medications such as calcium channel blockers or nitrates are prescribed, which can relax the LES to let food pass through with more ease. Your doctor may also treat the LES with Botox.
  2. For a more permanent treatment, the sphincter can be dilated or altered. In dilation, a balloon is inserted into the oesophagus and it is inflated. This will stretch out your oesophagus to improve function.
  3. To alter the oesophagus, oesophagomyotomy is performed. It is a kind of surgery where minimal incisions are made to gain access to the LES, and then it is carefully altered to improve flow of food to the stomach.

Unlike dilation, which can cause complications such as tears in the oesophagus, oesophagomyotomy has a greater success rate. However, certain complications may still arise, such as:

  1. Acid reflux
  2. Respiratory conditions that are caused by food entering your windpipe

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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6 Reasons Behind Peptic Ulcer!

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
6 Reasons Behind Peptic Ulcer!

There may be times when we get completely drained and fatigued and may feel like our insides could jump out because of the pain that we have in our stomachs. We may dismiss the issue as unimportant or due to a stressful day at work, and may think the stomach pain could be because of the extra spicy food we love to have every once in a while. However, a lot of people may tend to ignore this symptom and that is when stomach ache may turn out to be actually because of a peptic ulcer.

Peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer is a common occurrence and happens to a lot of people; however, it must be understood that not treating the problem in time may be troublesome in the long run and increase the recovery time. In order to be able to identify the peptic ulcers and to take the right treatment measures, it may be important for you to understand the problem and know how it is caused, and how it may be treated.

What causes peptic ulcers?
A peptic ulcer is diagnosed as inflammatory sores on the lining of the stomach or the food pipe, which transfers food to the stomach or even in the intestine. There are a number of factors that can cause inflammatory sores in the stomach region. The factors are as follows:

  1. The use of medicines that are meant to be painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs. The acid levels of the stomach and the food pipe may get disturbed because of these medicines and may give rise to ulcers.
  2. In a lot of cases, the ulcers may also take place because of the presence of a tumour or a gastrinoma in the stomach that imbalance the levels of acid in the stomach.
  3. High alcohol consumption may also lead to the formation of sores on the stomach lining.
  4. Using tobacco or smoking are some other factors that contribute to the acid imbalance in the stomach.
  5. In the case of some serious illnesses, a lot of people may fall prey to peptic ulcers.
  6. Those who may have undergone radiation treatment around the stomach may also experience ulcers.

Though it may be known that excessive pain in the abdominal region may be due to stomach ulcers, it is important to understand that it happens due to bacterial infections, and when there is a bacterial infection in the body, you may have to undergo proper treatment. The treatment for this problem includes the use of medications as suggested by a qualified doctor, surgery in some severe cases, and most importantly lifestyle changes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello respected doctors, I have to go to toilet many times in a day. Does it indicates that I am suffering from indigestion problems? Mostly I have to go 3 to 4 times a day. Or have another issue with my stomach? Kindly inform.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Hello respected doctors,
I have to go to toilet many times in a day. Does it indicates that I am suffering from indig...
Many people have stools 3 to 4 times a day or once in 3 days as well. This doesn't mean you are un healthy.
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I got some pain in my left abdominal from today's morning. But I did not face any problems while urination. I always drink 2 litter water a day. And I also did not face any type of abdominal pain before today. Please help me.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I got some pain in my left abdominal from today's morning. But I did not face any problems while urination. I always ...
Problems related to large intestine can give raise to such problems. If persistant needs further evaluation.
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Please suggest me. food is not digesting well what should I do and what should I include in my food.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Please suggest me. food is not digesting well what should I do and what should I include in my food.
Easily digestible carbohydates will help. Add fresh fruits andvegetables. Good physical activity will help.
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I have pain in ribs area and feels like burning in the stomach due to gas. Please give suggestions for this.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I have pain in ribs area and feels like burning in the stomach due to gas. Please give suggestions for this.
May be you are having gastroesophageal reflux problems. Have to have some diet and life style changes.
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How to reduce acidity or vomiting in pregnancy? Because whatever I am eat then get vomiting.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
How to reduce acidity or vomiting in pregnancy? Because whatever I am eat then get vomiting.
Really difficult it runs in family. Hormone related problems. Medications can help. For many it last for first few months. For some till delivery.
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Hi, Sir mere pet me gas bhut banta hai jis se sir bhari lagta hai Mouth ka taste bhi bekar rahta please kuch suggest kare.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Hi, Sir mere pet me gas bhut banta hai jis se sir bhari lagta hai Mouth ka taste bhi bekar rahta please kuch suggest ...
Yes you may have problems in digestion. Need to see whether there is a problem with diet or life style. Need to rule out GI problems. Will require evaluation wirh medical gastroenterologist.
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I have White specks in m'y stool and all tests that ive done were negative blood tests Stool test Colonoscopy They have been one year always in m'y stool but in different quantities.

DNB- Gastroenterology, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I have White specks in m'y stool and all tests that ive done were negative blood tests
Stool test Colonoscopy
They ha...
Its very difficult to say whether its normal. Need to rule out infection by simple stool tests. Not to worry if you don't have other symptoms.
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