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W - Pratiksha Hospital,  Gurgaon, Gurgaon

W - Pratiksha Hospital, Gurgaon

  4.7  (151 ratings)

Gastroenterologist Clinic

Sushant lok, Sector 56 Gurgaon
1 Doctor · ₹900 · 5 Reviews
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Gastroenterologist.Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experienc......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Gastroenterologist.Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.
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W - Pratiksha Hospital, Gurgaon is known for housing experienced Gastroenterologists. Dr. Atul Sharma, a well-reputed Gastroenterologist, practices in Gurgaon. Visit this medical health centre for Gastroenterologists recommended by 85 patients.

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MON, WED, FRI
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
TUE, THU, SAT
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Sushant lok, Sector 56
Sushant Lok I Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002
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Dr. Atul Sharma

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist
93%  (151 ratings)
10 Years experience
900 at clinic
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Coffee - Is It Bad For Your Digestive Health?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Coffee - Is It Bad For Your Digestive Health?

Almost everyone knows about the tremendous benefits that coffee has to offer. Be it energizing one's self or protecting the brain from various degenerative diseases, a cup of coffee can be a solution for all. But did you know that the caffeine present in coffee can do more damage to your health than good? Yes, coffee can be beneficial only when consumed in small amounts. Overdrinking it or developing an addiction to coffee can take a toll on your gut.

Keep on reading to find out how.

  1. Coffee Increases Stomach AcidityThose who drink coffee regularly in the morning, on an empty stomach must know that more than it can energize them for the day ahead, regular cups of morning coffee actually slowly raise serious gut problems, stomach acidity being one of them. Along with various plant-based compounds present in coffee, caffeine stimulates the cells of the stomach to secrete more hydrochloric acid, which makes the stomach an ideal dwelling place for the pylori bacteria, responsible for an ulcer.
  2. Coffee May Cause Acid RefluxThe esophageal sphincter muscles between the food pipe and the stomach are responsible for allowing food into the stomach and ensuring that it stays there. However, drinking too much coffee causes the esophageal sphincter muscles to relax which leads to stomach acid building up in the food pipe. This causes severe irritation, pain or a burning sensation in the chest, known as acid reflux. If acid reflux occurs frequently, it may lead to further complications, such as ulcers, sores, etc.
  3. Makes the Food Rot in the Gut: Various research studies have shown that coffee speeds up the release of contents from the stomach even before they are digested completely. Food that is not properly digested usually ends up sitting in the gut and rotting there. This rotting food, creates a toxic environment inside the intestines which becomes ideal for the spread of bad bacteria, which causes inflammation, and damages the walls of the intestine.
  4. Disrupts the Absorption of Minerals: Coffee can also irritate your prostate gland and bladder, it sometimes even disrupts the absorption of minerals like magnesium, which affects the digestive system of the body, slowing it down. Magnesium being the most crucial mineral for regulating healthy and normal bowel movement, one can very well imagine how badly the digestion process will be affected if the absorption of magnesium gets hampered. Plus, by moving the bowels even before water and other essential nutrients are absorbed, coffee may cause malnourishment and dehydration.

So next time you boast about your habit of drinking coffee whenever possible, think twice. No matter how healthy something is, having too much of it can cause damage to health and so does excessive consumption of coffee.

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

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Abdominal Pain - When Should You Not Ignore It & Visit A Doctor?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Abdominal Pain - When Should You Not Ignore It & Visit A Doctor?

Abdominal pain also referred to as stomach ache mainly appears in the pelvic and chest regions. The pain can be dull, crampy, sharp or recurrent. It occurs mainly due to a disease or inflammation that affects the abdominal organs. It is very important to seek the assistance of a doctor, especially if the pain is severe and is associated with pain in the chest and trauma or injury. It is not necessary that the pain in the lower abdomen be a cause of alarm, but it is essential to know the cause of the pain.

Symptoms of Abdominal Pain

  • Belly ache is not something one should get worried about, but if the pain radiates downwards from the chest it could be a sign of heart attack. If chest pain radiate to left arm or back then think of cardiac and rarely pancreatitis ( especially for radiation to back).
  • In case the symptom is accompanied by lightheadness or shortness of breath, it is very important that the doctor is contacted immediately.
  • To avoid serious medical conditions, it is best to avoid pain killers as the symptoms would get hidden and the cause of pain would be difficult to identify.

What are the Main Causes of Abdominal Pain?

  • The major organs of the abdomen include the stomach, gall bladder, small and large intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, appendix and spleen.
  • Significant abdominal pain is caused mainly due to bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that affect the abdomen.
  • The abdominal pain could be caused due to inflammation, intestinal disorders and blockages.
  • The other common reasons that can produce pain in the lower right abdomen include diarrhea, constipation, stress, vomiting, stomach flu, and acid reflux.
  • In the case of acid reflux the contents of the stomach go back into the esophagus and cause symptoms such as heartburn.

Common Causes of Pain in the Abdominal Region
The most common cause of abdominal pain is constipation, which is caused by difficulty in the digestive tract to push the waste out of the body. Severe pain in the lower abdominal area can rupture the organs and result in appendix. Infection in the kidney or occurrence of stones in the gallbladder can also cause pain in the abdominal region. Pain in the abdomen can also be caused by different types of cancer.

Some of the causes of abdominal pain are life threatening and therefore it is important to consult a doctor if the pain persists or lasts for a few days. It has been observed that even a heart attack can cause pain in the upper abdominal region or even cause back pain. Immediate medical attention should be sought in cases where the patient has fever, severe pain, weight loss, persistent vomiting and nausea, swelling of the abdomen and severe tenderness on touching the abdomen.

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

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Bloating - How Best It Can be Treated?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Bloating - How Best It Can be Treated?

The only thing that can ruin a great meal is the feel of a bloated tummy afterwards! Usually any abnormal swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area is termed as bloating. The condition has become very common and is experienced by people around the world. Poor diets, sedentary lifestyle, high levels of stress and need for daily medications seem to be making people more prone to this epidemic. It can sometimes also be a result of an underlying health issue that you might be unaware of. The good thing is that there are signs of it which can be watched out for.

What to Keep an Eye Out For: To start off, there is the sign which is considered to be rather obvious by many- flatulence. If a person wants to get rid of flatulence for an extended period, he or she should consider this to be a warning.

Bloating itself can be a sign for other problems which are deeper. The prime example of this happens to be coeliac disease. A bloating of the stomach which is accompanied by pain and a puzzling loss of weight could be signs of this disease.

If a fever seems to keep recurring without a cause which is explainable, it could be a sign of bloating. As a matter of fact, this sign along with bloating also does signal some infection, which should be looked at immediately by a medical professional. Also, too much stress on a person could be a sign of impending bloating issues.

Getting Rid of Bloating: In order to cure bloating which is caused by flatulence, an easy and elementary solution is to eat your food slowly and to chew properly. In serious case, seeking adequate medical help is important.

When a person finds that he or she seems to be suffering from bloating very often, it is a good idea to maintain a food diary. This will help find whether there are certain trigger foods which cause bloating. The pattern can be discussed with your doctor and concrete steps can be taken towards a complete solution.

Simple lifestyle changes beyond the diet can also make a difference. These include correction of sleeping and eating habits of a person. You are also required to be very regular with this.

Bloating always has some signs which are associated with its causes so it makes good sense to be aware of the same as the saying goes - A stitch in time saves nine! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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Every morning I suffering from acidity .My teeth mouth become acidic. Which food should be take who have the acidity problem. What diet chart should be followed.

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Every morning I suffering from acidity .My teeth mouth become acidic. Which food should be take who have the acidity ...
we need to treat root cause of acidity. As you told that acid is coming up to teeth, this can cause dental erosion. Get your upper GO endoscopy and 24 hr Ph metery done. If diagnosis maid get it treated. Avoid fatty meals, smoking, chocolate, tea, coffee and maintain normal weight.
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I am 24 weeks pregnant and suffering from severe abdominal cramps due to lose motions and stomach upset. Please advise how to get relief from stomachache. Thank you.

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
I am 24 weeks pregnant and suffering from severe abdominal cramps due to lose motions and stomach upset. Please advis...
Dear lybrate-user, as we need to avoid drugs during pregnancy, try to change your feeding pattern. Avoid lot of spicy, citrus food, milk and fruits. Take small frequent normal diet. You can take antacids if burning sensation occurs. However if symptoms are really bothering you then consult Gastroenterologist.
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I am having problem of esophagus burning. The whole part of food pipe burns like hell. It feels like having ulcers on the closure of pipe ending on stomach. Please help me out.

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
I am having problem of esophagus burning.
The whole part of food pipe burns like hell. It feels like having ulcers on...
Hello Shashank, you have typical reflux symptoms. Take high dose acid suppressing drugs and prokinetics. If not improving you may require Endoscopy by Gastroentrologist
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My child is 3 1/2 years old. He suffers from constipation past two weeks. Once in 3 days he passes stools. The stools are harder larger and Dry. It's painful too. What shall I do doctor? Can this be cured soon? Pleasee help.

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Hello lybrate-user, try fibre/ laxative combination twice a day. Ask him to drink lot of fluids in any form. If not relief, contact Gastroentrologist.
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Hello Sir/Ma'am I'm 22 year old female. Since last night I was having weird burning feeling in my stomach and also had abnormal breathing problem. And next day it remained same. I took 1 cyfolac tab thinking its acidity. But after 2 hrs my chest feels really tightened and I'm having problem in breathing, gasping for breath. This has happened with me quite a few times since last year. Pls advise.!

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Hello Sir/Ma'am I'm 22 year old female. Since last night I was having weird burning feeling in my stomach and also ha...
Dear lybrate-user, Burning sensation and tightness points towards acidity problem. Please take good antacid and acid suppressing drug. Yo used tab Cyfolac, which is multivitamin and will not help you much. In addition avoid fats and spicy meal. Take small frequent diet. In symptoms persists, contact Gastroenterologist.
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My baby is 3.5 mnth old he is having loose motions and little bit fever from 4-5 days. What could be the reason?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
My baby is 3.5 mnth old he is having loose motions and little bit fever from 4-5 days. What could be the reason?
Hello lybrate-user, first of all confirm that fever is present or not. Also loose motion can be due to recent change in dietary pattern or infection. Try exclusive breast feeding and if not possible sterlization of feeding utensils is very important. If fever and loose motion persists contact paediatrician immediatly.
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