The liver is an important organ and it produces clotting proteins that are necessary for the blood to clot, and for removing toxic substances that can be harmful to the body, such as drugs. The liver also plays an important role in regulating the supply of glucose and fat that the body uses as fuel. In cirrhosis the liver cells' ability to add or remove substances from the blood are diminished or destroyed.Read more..
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation/irritation and sores called ulcers on the inner lining of the large intestine or the colon. Here the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous.Read more..
Rectal bleeding happens when one passes blood through the anus. Passage of blood during bowel movement usually means there is bleeding somewhere in the digestive tract. Sometimes the amount of blood that is passed with the stool is so less that it can only be detected by tests (which checks for hidden blood in the stool). Bleeding that usually happens higher up in the digestive tract makes the stool appear to be black and tarry.Read more..
Sometimes on burping we feel an acidic taste in our mouth. What is it? It is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic juices from the stomach, food and fluids flows back into the tube connecting our mouth and stomach. It can affect people of all ages whether infants or adults. GERD occurs when the sphincter at the bottom of the oesophagus becomes weak, or opens when it should not.Read more..