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Digestive: Health

Digestive health problems

Digestive health problems are a common source of complaints when it comes to routine health and everyday well-being. While most episodes resolve themselves in a matter of days, some cases develop into major health threats that are largely preventable and usually treatable when detected earlier.
 

Highlights from This Issue

Welcome

Digestive health problems are a commonsource of complaints when it comes to routine health and everyday well-being. While most episodes resolve themselves in a matter of days, some cases develop into major health threats that are largely preventable and usually treatable when detected earlier.

IBD & Digestive Threats

Abdominal cramps or diarrhea don't often point to something serious. But for millions of sufferers around the world, these routine-like symptoms turn out to be a more serious digestive disorder known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Q & A

Nearly everyone has an occasional gastrointestinal problem. In this edition of Q&A, Dr. Sinn Anuras, a US-board certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist, answers readers’ GI-related health questions.

Colorectal Cancer

This high-tech outpatient procedure plays an important role in the prevention and earlier detection of colorectal cancer, which can be treated more successfully, and with less patient trauma, the earlier it’s detected.

M.D. Focus


Meet four Bumrungrad physicians as they share their thoughts on a range of health care topics.

Healthy Bowels


What bowel movements tell us about health

Our digestive “waste” has a lot to say about our health and well-being.

Liver Diseases

Cancer and other diseases of the liver represent dangerous threats to health. Many develop gradually without any noticeable symptoms; by the time symptoms appear, the disease may have reached a life-threatening stage.

Health Briefs


Childhood obesity raises risk for liver cancer in adults

Obese kids appear to be at greater risk for developing liver cancer later in life. That’s according to the results of a recently published study that tracked more than 320,000 Danish adults.

News from Bumrungrad


New IBD Clinic opens at Bumrungrad

Bumrungrad has opened a new specialty clinic to serve the growing number of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease. At the new IBD Clinic, patients are cared for by a team of experienced, internationally-trained doctors and medical support staff, using an array of advanced equipment. The clinic features a dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory facility designed to enhance patient convenience and care. according to the results of a recently published study that tracked more than 320,000 Danish adults.