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VIJAYA HOSPITAL

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No.323, N.S.K.Salai, Vadapalani, Chennai Chennai
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It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you ......more
It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you understand your treatments.
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VIJAYA HOSPITAL is known for housing experienced General Surgeons. Dr. Dinesh Ramaswamy, a well-reputed General Surgeon, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for General Surgeons recommended by 48 patients.

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No.323, N.S.K.Salai, Vadapalani, Chennai
Vadapalani Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600026
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Dr. Dinesh Ramaswamy

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon
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GERD - How To Handle It?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon, Chennai
GERD - How To Handle It?

Gastro oesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known is a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is the caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, amongst others. So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list!

Obesity: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.

Alcohol and Smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.
Go Gluten Free: Adopting a gluten free diet can help you cut out ingredients including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.

Other Dietary Measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.

Smaller and Well Timed Meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.

Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and putting in a small amount of exercise everyday will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required.

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Obstruction Of The Bile Duct - How To Get Rid Of It?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon, Chennai
Obstruction Of The Bile Duct - How To Get Rid Of It?

Obstruction of the bile duct is characterized by the blockage of the bile duct. The function of the bile ducts is to transport bile to your small intestine. The bile is excreted in order to digest fats from the food. 

There are two types of bile ducts in the body -

1.Intrahepatic ducts

These ducts are small tube like structures that carry the bile to extrahepatic ducts

2. Extrahepatic ducts
Extrahepatic ducts are two ducts that descend from the liver into the body's small intestine

Causes
The bile comprises of waste products, bile salts and cholesterol. The liver excretes bile which flows through the bile ducts and is stored in the gallbladder. If the bile ducts are blocked then the bile accumulates in the liver and can lead to jaundice.

Certain causes of this particular condition are mentioned below -

1. Bile duct obstruction may result from gallstones
2. If you have inflammation in your bile ducts
3. Narrowing of the bile ducts
4. Enlargement of the lymph nodes
5. Bile duct tumors
6. Tumors in the pancreas
7. Various infections such as hepatitis
8. Liver complications such as cirrhosis
9. Various parasites may lead to bile obstruction
10. Inflammation of the pancreas
11. If you have weak immune systems, then it may lead to infections that may result in bile duct obstructions

Symptoms
The symptoms are -
1. You may experience yellowish skin
2. You may have symptoms of fever and vomiting
3. Abdominal pain especially in the upper part
4. Stools may be light colored
5. You may pass urine that is dark in color

Treatment

The various treatment options for obstruction of the bile duct are surgeries that remove the blockage. Other treatment options are an ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and a cholecystectomy which is the process of removal of the gallbladder. ERCP is another procedure that is used to get rid of gallstones from the gallbladder. You may prevent it by consuming a lot of fiber in your diet. Make lifestyle changes such as exercising on a regular basis and eating healthy.

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Anal Fissures - How To Treat It?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon, Chennai
Anal Fissures - How To Treat It?

Anal fissures are the small tears formed in the anal lining. They are also known as anal ulcers. An anal fissure causes a lot of pain and bleeding during your bowel movements. Usually a fissure heals automatically in a few days time. It can be treated with simple home remedies as well.

CAUSES:

1.  You can suffer from an anal fissure if you pass hard and large stools. 

2.  Also strained childbirth or suffering from violent spells of diarrhea might get you an anal fissure. 

3.  Chronic constipation may also be cause of a fissure. 

4.  Other rare causes may be anal cancer, HIV, tuberculosis or herpes. 

Individuals of all age groups can suffer from anal fissures. It is not a very serious problem, and heals on its own in a few weeks. Although it can heal itself, there are certain treatments which can help relieve the pain you get from an anal fissure.

SYMPTOMS:

An anal fissure has quite a lot of symptoms for you to understand what you are suffering from:

1.  There will be a very visible tear around the anal region. You will be able to spot the tear on the skin very easily.

2.  A small lump of skin may form next to the tear.

3.  When you will be undergoing your bowel movements, you will feel a very sharp pain in the anal region.

4.  You will find spots of blood on the stool passed.

5.  You will also feel a burning or an itching sensation in the anal region.

TREATMENT:

Although most fissures do not require treatment, there are a few remedies that will help cure them faster:

1.  Stool softeners: You get certain medicines at the chemist, which are known for their stool softening functions. These stool softeners help to soften the hard stools and initiates smooth bowel movements.

2.  Eat fibrous foods: Eat foods rich in fiber like fruits, whole grain cereals, raw vegetables, etc.

3.  Take warm baths: Take a bath in warm water as it relaxes your anal muscles, helps to relieve irritation in the region, and increases blood flow in the anorectal region.

4.  Use ointment: Apply nitroglycerin ointments and topical pain relievers to promote blood flow to the anal region and to relieve discomfort from the region respectively.

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My wife age 39 yrs. Old is suffering from acute pancreatitis since long as such she suffering from diabetes and taking medicine for 8 years. For pancreatitis she is taking qurozyme tablets as prescribed by gastroenterologist. Now the doctor suggest to take antoxid in place qurozyme. My question you is both medicine same and can give similar benefit? My second question is pancreatic diabetes is controlled by diabetes medicine. As per latest blood report her amylase-100 and lipase 120.

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon, Chennai
Hi, lybrate-user. Pancreatitis is called acute only if it is for short duration. Hence I think she must be suffering from chronic pancreatitis (longer duration).in this condition, the 2 type of secretion from pancreas decrease very much. 1. Insulin - this causes diabetes and may require insulin injections in the long run 2. Digestive enzymes - this help in digestion and hence require lifelong supplement. Now, coming to anti oxidants ,they are usually effective in early stages to decrease the damage to pancreas due to this disease and maintain secretion. If already damage is done, may not help much.
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Hi Sir, I am suffering chest discomfort while eating and suffering belching frequently whole day. Are these symptoms of esophageal or gastric cancer?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Hi Sir, I am suffering chest discomfort while eating and suffering belching frequently whole day. Are these symptoms ...
Hi, Lybrate-user, the most common cause of non cardiac chest pain Gastro esophageal Reflux disease (GERD. Though cancer of esophagus can cause cause pain, it commonly causes difficulty in swallowing, that is having a feel that food is not going down. Please consult a doctor to allay your fears and can start medications.

Crohn's Disease - Know Forms Of It!

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
General Surgeon, Chennai
Crohn's Disease - Know Forms Of It!

One of the more severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults.

Types

Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

1. Ileocolitis - The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease - People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weigh loss.
3. Crohn's colitis - This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas,
4. Ileitis - This type affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
5. Jejunoileitis - In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes

Despite the uncertainty as to the nature of the specific causes of Crohn's disease, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:
1. Immune system problems
2. Genetic disorders
3. Environmental factors, such as:-
a) Certain edibles
b) Viruses or harmful bacteria
c) Smoke

Symptoms

The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

1. Diarrhea: This can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in more severe cases.
2. In rare cases, there may be blood in your stool.
3. In more intense cases, you may even develop a fever.
4. Cramping and intermittent belly pain.
5. Anemia, due to a reduction in iron levels caused by bloody stools.
6. Weight loss.
7. Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus, called anal fissures.
 

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis from 2014. Where can I get good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Hi Mr. lybrate-user, Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition with relapsing and symptoms free period. Most of the patients require some form of medical therapy, surgery usually reserved for patients who do not respond, or develop side effects of medicine or develop complications. You must consult a Gastroenterolorogist / Surgeon with experience in managing Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

I have gallbladder stone. Multiple stones the big one is 5.2 mm. Have severe pain sometimes with vomiting. Is it heels with homeopathy or do I go for surgery.

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I have gallbladder stone. Multiple stones the big one is 5.2 mm. Have severe pain sometimes with vomiting. Is it heel...
Gallbladder stones occur mostly as gallbladder stops functioning normally. This is different from kidney stone where other causes are there. Gall bladder stones can cause infection, rupture,jaundice and sometimes severe complications like pancreatitis. Rarely it is associated with cancer as well. The treatment as per modern medicine is removal of gallbladder with stones as stones will keep on occuring in abnormal gallbladder. Nowadays it is safe procedure with laparoscopy (laser / key hole operation).
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I am 20 years old. I have severe pain while pooping from 3-4 weeks and I saw blood in the stool.

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
I am 20 years old. I have severe pain while pooping from 3-4 weeks and I saw blood in the stool.
Hi lybrate-user, pain and bleeding while passing motion are common symptoms of anal fissure. However, please visit a physician for examination to confirm the same. Do yo have constipation also? Fissure in ano usually responds to medical therapy consisting of laxatives, spincter muscle relaxant and sitz bath (warm water). If constipation is persistent, it may lead to non healing or recurrent fissure. Occassionally it may require a small surgical procedure to loosen the tight anal sphincter muscle for healing.
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Use of octride 50 mg injection for chronic pancreatitis patient with stone in pancreatic duct?

M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Hi Mr. lybrate-user,most of the chronic pancreatitis patients have stone in the pancreatic duct and also in the substance of pancreatic gland. The treatment of chronic pancreatitis depends upon the symptoms and associated complications. Most can be managed medically with pain killers, enzyme supplements etc. Octreotide has a very limited role in the management except when patients have a pancreatic fistula as a complication. Though it does not help in immediate resolution of fistula, it helps in management of output from fistula. .It has no effect on stone in the duct.
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