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Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni - Gastroenterologist, Pune

Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni

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MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Pune

14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni 86% (10 ratings) MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology Gastroenterologist, Pune
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Doctor has been a practicing Gastroenterologist for 13 years. Doctor has completed MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kulkarni Sandeep S and consult privately on

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MBBS - SRTR GOVT Medical college - 2004
MD - Medicine - Government Medical College Aurangabad - 2009
DNB - Gastroenterology - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 2014
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Bile Duct Blockage - What Can Lead To It?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Pune
Bile Duct Blockage -  What Can Lead To It?

Any kind of injury on the surface of the skin is immediately noticed by us, but when something happens to one of our internal organs, it can take a little longer to get to your notice for example, an obstruction in the bile duct. The bile duct is a tubular structure responsible for carrying bile from the liver and gall bladder through the pancreas to the small intestine. This bile helps the digestion process and the absorption of fat.

An obstruction in the bile duct can be triggered by a number of factors. Some of these are:

  1. Gallstones
  2. Inflammation of the bile ducts
  3. Cysts
  4. Traumatic accidents
  5. Bile duct or pancreatic tumors
  6. Hepatitis infections
  7. Cirrhosis or severe liver damage
  8. Abnormal narrowing of the bile duct

This can affect anyone, but the people who have a history of gall stones or tumors in the abdomen are at a higher risk of suffering from bile duct obstruction. Chronic pancreatitis, sudden weight loss or obesity can also increase this risk. The symptoms of biliary obstruction include light coloured stool, dark urine, pain in the upper right abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. Your doctor will also probably need an X-ray of the bile ducts, blood tests, a hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan and ultrasonograph to confirm a diagnosis before they can start treating you for the same.

If not treated in time, bile duct blockages can lead to a dangerous buildup of bilirubin in the body and trigger a number of life threatening diseases. Treatment for biliary obstruction can be through medication or surgery with surgery being the more preferred mode of treatment. It is aimed at resolving the underlying cause of the obstruction and alleviating the blockage. Treatment for biliary obstruction can be two common forms of treatment include a cholecystectomy and ERCP. The former involves the removal of the gall bladder and is suited to obstructions caused by gallstones. The latter is a procedure to remove small stones from the bile duct or place a stent inside the duct.

There are many ways bile duct obstruction can be prevented which first and foremost includes following a healthy lifestyle. If you are overweight, exercise for at least half an hour a day to regulate your weight and reach a healthy BMI. Decrease your intake of sugar and saturated fats as both these can cause gall stones. Also, increase the amount of fibre in your diet. All the above mentioned tips will certainly help you in preventing bile duct obstruction. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Digestive Health - 10 Foods to Avoid If You Have Digestion Problems!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Pune
Digestive Health - 10 Foods to Avoid If You Have Digestion Problems!

Taking a balanced diet not only helps in maintaining overall health but also in curing indigestion problems. The right mix of carbohydrate, protein, water, fat, vitamin, salt and fibre is essential for the body to function well. However, when you are having indigestion, which results in symptoms like bloating and nausea, there are foods which should be avoided at any cost. Below given are foods which you should avoid while having tummy troubles-

  1. Dairy Products: Dairy Products contain a protein called the casein. This protein can be highly allergic and inflammatory. Its strong insulin response can hold up fat and makes someone look fatter than his usual self. Lactose, the carbohydrate found in milk is extremely difficult to digest. If you are lactose intolerant, you should make it a point to stay away from dairy products such as kefir and yogurt to ensure smooth digestion.
  2. Gluten: This protein molecule is found in barley and wheat. Gluten is extremely difficult to break and has the capability to create a lot of damage. The unbroken molecules of gluten cause inflammation and bloating. People, who have GI issues, should definitely eschew gluten to ensure food digestion.
  3. Sugar: Patients suffering from indigestion should stay away from sugar related products such as candy, cake and crackers. Intake of sugar product increases the rate of inflammation, feeds harmful bacteria and suppresses the immune system. 
  4. Fatty Foods: Fatty foods can either worsen constipation or speed up movement, leading to diarrhea. When you are experiencing a bout of indigestion, avoid high-fat culprits, like butter, ice cream, red meat, and cheese.
  5. Fried Foods: Like fatty foods, fried foods can also move, undigested, through the body very quickly, leading to diarrhea. The end result is that you stay in your digestive tract for too long, making you feel bloated. 
  6. Gums: Guar and xanthan gum are proved to be responsible for causing colitis. People with bowel disease are strongly suggested to stay away from gums and thickeners in order to avoid indigestion.
  7. Soy: Soy possesses protein inhibitors. It is an enzyme that restricts digestion. The carbohydrate content of the soy does not get recognized by the GI system. This leads to bloating, cramps and gas.
  8. Nightshade vegetables: Vegetables such as potato, bell pepper and tomatoes contain a compound called solanine. The latter is known to be responsible for indigestion. People with a compromised GI should not consume these vegetables at all.
  9. Red Dye: Many fast food items contain a red dye which is known to decrease the production of energy, disturb nerve signaling and is an inflammatory agent.
  10. Artificial  Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners, associated with digestive problems, is sorbitol. It is a hard-to-digest sugar used to sweeten gum and diet foods. Once this sugar reaches the large intestine, it often creates gas, bloating, and diarrhea. 
  11. Legumes and beans: Legumes and beans contain compounds called saponins and lectins respectively. They are a major cause of a leaky gut and inflammation.

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


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Chronic Gastritis - What Can Actually Help?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Pune
Chronic Gastritis - What Can Actually Help?

When you have pain in the stomach that is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, chances of you having chronic gastritis are high. This is an issue that specifically affects the stomach and is caused because the lining of the stomach gets inflamed and swollen and in some cases it may get damaged. The deterioration of the lining may be caused because of a bacterial infection and that would have to be treated with specialised medicines and treatment methods.During that time you may feel like there is something wrong with your digestive system and you may need to see a doctor for the constant pain that you have to go through as soon as you eat something.

Getting help
There may be times when you can no longer cope with the pain that may be occurring in your stomach. You may want to go to sleep or just sit still and do nothing; however, you cannot spend your entire life in that manner and you may have to consult an expert to get relief from the problem. One of the first steps in coping with chronic gastritis is to make sure that you make important lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy, choosing the right timings for eating, cutting down on alcohol and smoking and making sure that you choose a well-qualified and experienced doctor for getting the treatment.

Apart from lifestyle changes, it is highly essential to follow a medication routine in order to beat the chronic gastritis completely. Doctors may suggest you take the medication according to the severity of the problem, but before that, you may be asked to go through a number of tests to confirm the problem. The tests may range from regular blood tests, stool tests, to endoscopy or even biopsy in some severe cases. After the testes are done, the doctors may be further sure about the the problem and that would be of great help in treating the issue with much more ease and expertise.

While it may be obvious to you that you suffer from chronic gastritis due to the constant pain in the stomach, it is also important to understand that the problem should not be taken lightly and that the right steps of the treatment should be taken in time before the problem gets worse.

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

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