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New American guidelines on how to deal with a blocked bile duct

A biliary stricture is similar to a traffic jam in your liver's drainage system. It involves narrowing that can obstruct the flow of bile, a substance produced by your liver to aid in food digestion. Sometimes, you might not notice anything wrong at first, even though there could be underlying issues with your liver.

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Constipation is more than just a nuisance

Constipation is a disruption in digestion that goes beyond inconvenience. Uncover the triggers, potential risks, and clear indicators for seeking medical attention to ensure a harmonious digestive rhythm and overall well-being.

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Maintaining a Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract

A healthy gastrointestinal tract is essential for overall health. The gastrointestinal tract, also known as the GI tract or digestive tract, is a long, muscular tube that runs from the mouth to the anus.

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GI Motility Center | Let’s Talk About Health Ep. 9

In this episode of Let’s Talk About Health Prof. Dr. Sutep Gonlachanvit, a gastroenterologist, shares insights about Bumrungrad’s Gastrointestinal Motility Center.

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Amyloidosis: An invisible killer

Amyloidosis is a rare condition affecting approximately 1 in every 100,000 people. It is caused by the overproduction of amyloid proteins.

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Treating deep-seated lesions in the GI tract without surgery: endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR)

One of the newest technologies to treat deep growths without surgery is endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR) using the full-thickness resection device (FTRD).

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Mr. Murshed Sayeed is a Bangladeshi businessman with the diagnosis of severe acute pancreatitis with organ failure. His condition worsened and every which way he turned was darkened, so his family decided to take him to Bumrungrad International Hospital. Under the multidisciplinary team captained by Assoc.Prof.Dr.Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, Mr. Murshed received an innovative treatment. More importantly, the medical team slowly walked together side-by-side with Mr. Murshed along this darkened path until they found that glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy: an option to assess or monitor digestive diseases

A gastroscopy is an endoscopic procedure that examines the lining of the stomach to detect tissue abnormalities, amongst many other digestive diseases.

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) for Weight Loss

ESG is the latest weight loss technique that uses endoscopic suturing to shrink the stomach, and without surgery, results in no external scarring, minimal complications and a faster recovery

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