Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD/GERD)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Conditions & Diseases | 0 comments

  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (also known and GERD/GORD) is one that is more common than one would think. It will normally be felt as a burning behind the sternum region and hence many people call it the heartburn. Those who have the Gastroesophageal disease are put on a long term treatment with a proton pump inhibiting drug called Omeprazole. The Omeprazole side effects on a person with Gastroesophageal disease are becoming a more and more growing concern. The Omeprazole side effects are the most commonly had effects because Prilosec has the widest clinical use around the world. This...

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An overview of H. pylori infection

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Conditions & Diseases | 0 comments

A common infection affecting people all over the world is H. pylori infection. This infection is caused by Helicobacter pylori (Hp), a spiral shaped gram-negative bacillus commonly found in the mucous layer of the gastric or the stomach epithelial lining. The bacterium was first cultured and discovered in 1982 by Warren and Marshall who identified it as Campylobacter pylori. H. pylori is responsible for antral gastritis, ulcers of the duodenum and gastric which affects both adults and children. The bacteria causes over 90% duodenal ulcers and approximately 80% gastric ulcers. Prior to its...

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Health

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Conditions & Diseases, Featured-slide | 0 comments

Health

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