Better Health 2014 > Keep your digestive tract healthy

Digestive healthy: digestive tract healthy

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad and International Hospital.

Gastrointestinal (GI) tract diseases can affect all of us because daily lifestyle habits often cause them. Routine symptoms like stomachache may be familiar, and we often think them harmless. However, abdominal pain can sometimes be more serious than you think. In this issue of, we devote special attention to the story of the stomachache from various causes.

Highlights from This Issue


Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad and International Hospital.


When someone suffers from abdominal pain, the term dyspepsia usually comes to mind. Indeed, it seems that most people call stomachaches and other abdominal conditions dyspepsia. But is it accurate to say that abdominal pain is dyspepsia? Moreover, what are the causes of abdominal pain and what types of pain are signs that you should see your doctor immediately? You&l find answers to these questions and more in this issue of Better Health .

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The symptoms of chronic abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea that do not respond sufficiently to medical treatment affect many people. What can people do if they have this condition, known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Biliary Obstruction Explained

What you need to know about jaundice and biliary obstruction While jaundice may sound familiar to most people, one of its possible causes — biliary obstruction — should not be ignored.

M.D. Focus

Get to know our doctors

Meet four Bumrungrad physicians who share their thoughts on a range of healthcare topics.

Pancreatic Diseases

Pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cysts may be rare diseases compared to other ailments in the gastrointestinal system, but these illnesses can be deadly while showing no noticeable symptoms.

Q & A

Digestive health problems are found in people of all ages and in some circumstances are hard to treat. Accurate advice from experts can help you deal with the problems properly while also reducing anxiety.

Health Briefs

Alcohol with tobacco, a cocktail for esophageal cancer
It’s a fact that alcohol and tobacco play important roles in developing esophageal cancer, but a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastronomy found that the combination of both doubles the risk compared to those who either smoke or drink.

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