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Dr. Varun Gupta  - Gastroenterologist, Jalandhar

Dr. Varun Gupta

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Jalandhar

12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Varun Gupta MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology Gastroenterologist, Jalandhar
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A young and dynamic Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist with over 5 Years of Experience in treating Gastroenterology Problems. He completed his training from prestigious Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (New Delhi) under stalwarts in the field and had wide exposure in treating liver disorders (Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and liver transplant); pancreatic disorders and performing advanced diagnostic and theraupetic endoscopies. His keen interest is in the field of hepatology. He has done most of his research work in the field of hepatology and has over 15 publications in both Indian and international journals. He has also presented his research work on Hepatits C and Hepatits B in prestigious International conferences like European association of study of liver disease (EASL) and Asian pacific association for the study of the liver (APASL


MBBS - Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute Deemed University - 2007
MD-Medicine - Jammu University - 2012
DNB-Gatroenterology - NBE-Sir Ganga Ram Hospital - 2016
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Awards and Recognitions
Presented Three Scientific Papers At EASL Liver Congress In (VIENNA)
Presented A Paper Titled Platelet Count Spleen Diameter Ratio For the Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Oesophagealvarices In Cirrhosis At APICON Oral Presentation
Presented Several Papers At ISGCON
Presented Two Scientific Papers At APASAL (ISTANBUL) & Had Received Liver Care Foundation Grant For The Same
Presented Scientific Paper In EASL Liver Congress (Amsterdam)
Presented Several Papers At INASL Conference
Professional Memberships
Europeon Association of Liver Disease
Punjab Medical Council
Delhi Medical Council
Member of Indian society of Gastroenterology
Member of Indian Medical Association (Jalandhar)


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Gastrointestinal Bleeding - How Is It Cured?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Jalandhar
Gastrointestinal Bleeding - How Is It Cured?

Gastrointestinal bleeding, as the name suggests, is characterized by bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and its accessory organs (esophagus, stomach, colon, small intestine, rectum, and anus). The bleeding also referred to as gastrointestinal hemorrhage, is not a disease in itself. However, it may be an indication of a disease, injury or infection in the digestive tract of a person. The bleeding in the GI tract may be mild to chronic (often fatal), depending on the severity of the condition that triggers the bleeding.

What causes the gastrointestinal bleeding?
As stated, the gastrointestinal bleeding may be indicative of some digestive tract disorder. Some of the common conditions that may trigger the bleeding include

  • Tumors that are malignant in nature.
  • Hemorrhoids (a painful condition where veins around the anus, as well as the lower part of the rectum, swell up)
  • Peptic ulcers.
  • Diverticulosis (formation of diverticula or pouches in the walls of the large intestine).
  • Inflammatory bowel disorder.
  • Colon polyps (a small mass of cells that develop on the inner lining of the large intestine or colon).
  • There may be problems in the blood vessels (in the digestive tract).
  • Anal fissures.
  • Esophageal varices (the veins of the stomach or esophagus swell up due to a liver disorder, such as cirrhosis).
  • Angiodysplasia (it is a minute vascular malformation that takes place in the gut).
  • There may be an inflammation of the gastrointestinal lining.

The appearance of blood in the stool and vomit is one of the characteristic symptoms of the gastrointestinal bleeding. Other symptoms indicative of a bleeding include

  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • The stool appears black and tarry.
  • A person may complain of uneasiness and shortness of breath.
  • The skin appears pale. In some cases, prolonged bleeding that goes unattended may result in anemia.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • The stool may also appear maroon or bright red (often in the case of bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal part).

Consult a doctor at the earliest if the symptoms persist for more than a week.Timely medical assistance can help to minimize the extent of the damage.

Diagnosis and treatment:
Gastrointestinal bleeding in the colon or the stomach is easy to diagnose. However, the diagnosis of the bleeding that occurs in the small intestine may be tricky and often requires the use of advanced and sophisticated equipment. The diagnosis is often done by


  • Endoscopic injections (often diluted epinephrine) at the bleeding site provides great relief.
  • To close or clamp off a bleeding blood vessel, doctors may use Endoscopic clips.
  • Endoscopic intravariceal cyanoacrylate injection is used to treat varices in the stomach effectively.
  • There are medications available to treat GI bleeding triggered by ulcers.
  • In the case of an acute bleeding, a person may need surgery (Laparoscopy).
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Must Know Diet To Keep Acidity At Bay!

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Must Know Diet To Keep Acidity At Bay!

Quite a common condition across all age groups is acidity. Gastric acids are produced in the stomach to aid in digestion, and when there is an increase in the production of the acid, the stomach lining is likely to be inflamed resulting in a host of problems.

Often caused by an inappropriate diet such as consuming too much greasy and spicy food or fasting for long or binge eating or problems with the digestive system, the condition can, however, be treated with certain foods.

Here is an account of the diet that you can follow when suffering from acidity.

  1. Coconut water: It goes without saying that coconut water contains all the essential nutrients that offer numerous health benefits. But many people are not aware of the fact that this natural drink helps in combating acidity to a great extent. Coconut water is isotonic, and this helps in keeping up the natural pH balance in the body by flushing out toxins.
  2. Banana: This fruit is considered a perfect remedy for acidity, owing to its high potassium content. Potassium helps in relieving the symptoms and discomfort caused by acidity while stimulating the stomach lining for producing the mucus that can lower down the pH levels. Moreover, the high fibre content inhibits the recurrence of acidity. Eating overripe bananas can ease the acidity caused by fasting or eating spicy foods.
  3. Muskmelon: According to the expert dietitians, muskmelon contains many nutrients along with the antioxidants and fibre which play an active role in combating different symptoms of acidity and other problems of the stomach. This fruit offers soothing effect on the digestive system by reducing the acidity levels and helping in mucus production.
  4. Cold milk : This is a practical natural aid that helps in preventing the build-up of acid in the lining of the stomach. It helps in absorbing excess acid present in the stomach and thereby relieves the burning sensation in the stomach and chest.
  5. Buttermilk: Both curd and buttermilk are known for their effectiveness in treating stomach problems. These humble milk products can beat the burning sensation by bringing about a cooling effect. It helps in reducing the discomfort and irritation in the stomach by offering the needful nutrients which can be easily digested.
  6. Hot water: Simple solutions are often overlooked in case of acidity, and people end up taking medications. Hot water is a powerful means of fighting different health issues such as acidity. Drinking warm water acts as a natural detoxifier which flushes out most of the toxins from the digestive system while lowering the amount of acidity and its allied symptoms.

Thus, the next time you get bouts of acid attacks, you can take refuge in these measures that can help you get relief from the symptoms without much delay. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chronic Constipation - Myths and Facts!

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Chronic Constipation - Myths and Facts!

Constipation is one of the biggest digestive complaints about people across the globe. Patients suffering from chronic constipation can go through some of the irritating symptoms such as a headache, bloating, irritation etc. Not to mention it is a time consuming and expensive problem to get rid of. It is estimated that each year few crores of Indians visit a doctor to address chronic constipation and buy drugs worth millions.

What is chronic constipation?
There is no proper definition of chronic definition. For some it could be irregular bowel movement for 7-8 days, for others it could be a difficulty of passing stools. While others could describe chronic constipation as something that feels like a bowel movement, but the stool doesn’t pass even after sitting for long. A chronic patient with constipation can have small, hard or a combination of small and hard stool. One easy way to understand a chronic constipation symptom is the frequency of stool passing. For a constipation patient, the stool passes less than thrice a week and the tendency lasts for more than 6-7 months at stretch, if not treated.

The pain point of chronic constipation:
Patients suffering from chronic constipation often undergoes distress and anxiety due to lack of knowledge about their situation. Magnified fear about the root cause of the problem along with acute discomfort can make life difficult. Constipation can slow down the performance of a person and restrains from engaging in recreational activities. It is not uncommon for a person to get into depression. It is therefore important to consult a doctor to address the problem.

Some myths associated with chronic constipation:
Myth- Less than one bowel movement a day is the definition of chronic constipation:
Truth- It is estimated that less than 50 percent of the people ten to have one bowel movement per day. 90 percent of the overall population tends to have a 3-21 bowel movement in a week. The truth is, even 3 bowel movement in a week is normal.

Myth- Chronic constipation is the result of accumulation of toxins in the intestine
Truth- There is no evidence of any correlation between the toxin accumulation and chronic constipation. However, if a person faces constipation even after consuming the milk of magnesia, fibre, and laxative, it makes sense to consult a doctor.

Myth- Constipation increases with age:
Truth- While bowel movement can decrease with age, there is no evidence to prove that older people are more likely to suffer from chronic constipation. It is estimated that from the overall sample, close to 15-20 percent of the chronic constipation patients are elderly (above the age of 60).

Myth- consuming the right diet and fluid along with exercise can help a person refrain from chronic constipation.
Truth: Chronic constipation is often psychological. A history of trauma can set chronic constipation in motion. Constipation may coexist along with depression as well. Other factors such as low thyroid and an underlying medical condition can also lead to chronic constipation.

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

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Chronic Diarrhoea - What Causes It?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Chronic Diarrhoea - What Causes It?

Chronic Diarrhoea is a condition that results in watery or loose stools. While most diarrhoea subsides within a few days time, the chronic ones persist up to a couple of weeks. Some common symptoms that can help to identify chronic diarrhoea include bloating, nausea, fever, blood in the stool, abdominal cramps etc. Here is a brief look at the possible causes of chronic diarrhoea:

What are the possible causes of chronic diarrhoea?
Parasites and bacteria: Parasites and bacteria are often transmitted from contaminated food and water. Certain parasites such as the cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia can lead to chronic diarrhoea. Some common bacteria include Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Shigella, and Salmonella. In the more developed countries, diarrhoea is often referred to as the traveller’s syndrome. Diarrhoea can also result from a course of antibiotics due to an infection from Clostridium difficile.

  1. Viruses: Some of the common viruses that can lead to chronic diarrhoea include viral hepatitis, Norwalk virus, and cytomegalovirus. A certain virus known as the Rotavirus can lead to an acute childhood diarrhoea.
  2. Medication: Certain medication is known to be the culprit when it comes to causing diarrhoea. Antibiotics, for instance, tend to equally destroy both the good and the bad bacteria thereby disturbing the bacterial balance of the intestine leading to chronic diarrhoea. Certain other drugs related to cancer, antacids containing magnesium etc can also lead to chronic diarrhoea.
  3. Artificial Sweeteners: Certain artificial sweeteners are known to be causing chronic diarrhoea. Compounds such as Mannitol, Fructose etc found in certain sugar-free products or chewing gum can lead to chronic diarrhoea in otherwise healthy people. It is, therefore, advised not to consume too many artificial sweeteners in excess at one go.
  4. Intolerance of lactose: Lactose is a type of sugar that is mostly found in dairy products. People who find it difficult digesting this compound often tend to suffer from diarrhoea when they consume dairy products. Our body produces an enzyme to digest lactose. However, this enzyme tends to rapidly feds away from the body with age. Lesser the amount of this enzyme, greater is the chance of lactose intolerance leading to an increased risk of chronic diarrhoea.
  5. Surgery: There are surgeries that can begin the onset of chronic diarrhoea. Certain procedures such as the gallbladder removal surgery and abdominal surgery run a high risk of chronic diarrhoea.
  6. Fructose: For people who find it hard to digest fructose can suffer from chronic diarrhoea. Fructose is a naturally occurring sweetener found in honey, fruits etc and is often added to beverages to enhance the taste.
  7. Certain digestive disorders: Certain other situations such as celiac disease, microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis irritable bowel syndrome etc can lead to chronic diarrhoea.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Crohn's Disease - What All Should You Know

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Jalandhar
Crohn's Disease - What All Should You Know

Crohn’s disease is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the digestive tract or gut. The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can lead to severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fatigue, malnutrition and weight loss. It is also known as enteritis or ileitis.

Crohn's disease is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) out of the two main forms. The other form is known as Ulcerative Colitis.

The accurate cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown even today. Formerly, stress and diet were made accountable, but now it is known that these factors aggravate it but are not responsible for causing Crohn's disease. Factors such as heredity and an abnormal reaction in the immune system play a role in the development of this disease.

A bacterium or virus may also play a role in its development. For instance, E. coli bacteria has been associated with Crohn's disease. Smoking can be another risk factor.

Crohn’s Disease is known to be a very individual condition. It can effect any part of the gut, starting from the mouth and down to the anus. In the most common cases, however, the ileum (the lower part of the small intestine) or colon (part of the large intestine) is majorly affected.

Its symptoms may vary from person to person, and depend on the location of the disease in the gut. Crohn’s disease develops gradually, but sometimes it comes suddenly, without any warning. Symptoms exhibited change over time, with intervals of good health when your body shows no symptoms (remission) and periods of bad health when your symptoms are more vigorous (‘flare-ups’ or relapses).

Some of the major symptoms of Crohn’s disease when it is active are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Anal Fistulae
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Perirectal Abscesses
  • Anaemia

Patients suffering from severe Crohn's disease also may experience:

  • Inflammation of the bile ducts or liver
  • Inflammation of eyes, joints and skin
  • Delayed sexual development or growth, in children

There is no specific diagnostic test known for Crohn’s disease. Patients with fever, abdominal pain and tenderness, diarrhoea with blood, and anal diseases such as ulcers are sometimes diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Elevated white blood cell counts and sedimentation rates are mostly demonstrated in laboratory blood tests. Both of which suggest infection or inflammation in the digestive tract. Other blood tests may reveal low blood proteins, low red blood cell counts (anaemia), and low body minerals, reflecting the loss of these minerals due to chronic diarrhoea.

Although many effective medications are available in the market to control the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, yet there is no cure developed for it. Surgery can extensively improve the quality of life in certain individuals, but the reappearance of this disease after surgery is familiar to many. A better insight into the role of environmental factors and genetics in causing this disease can help in improved treatments and prevention.

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

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Crohn's Disease - Did You Know Weight Loss Can Be A Sign?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Crohn's Disease - Did You Know Weight Loss Can Be A Sign?

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.

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 weight 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.

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
a) Certain edibles
b) Viruses or harmful bacteria
c) Smoke

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.

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

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