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Dr. Minocha's Series on Digestive Myths & Healthy Realities...
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By Dr. A. Minocha,   author of  "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux" and "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"

Click Below for Latest Digestive Myths Postings:

Archives Initial Fifty Day Postings
Day No. 51 Hemorrhoids arise as we become older and operation is the best treatment...
Day No. 52 Appendicitis is a disease of the young...
Day No. 53 Pancreatitis is a benign condition...
Day No. 54 HIV/AIDS occurs only in young folks...
Day No. 55 Angina occurs only in heart and not in the gut...
Day No. 56 The damage to the bowel occurs during the period of reduced blood supply and improves.....
Day No. 57 Injury due to spasm of arteries occurs in heart and not the gut...
Day No. 58 Diabetes does not affect digestive health...
Day No. 59 Gluten free diet is only good for gluten sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue...
Day No. 60 Atherosclerosis affects the heart, brain etc. and not the gut...
Day No. 61 Diverticula occur only in colon...
Day No. 62 When I have a bowel movement during or soon after a meal, it means that ingested food....
Day No. 63 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) means I am irritable...
Day No. 64 Reflux of acid from the stomach to the esophagus is an abnormal phenomenon...
Day No. 65 Only patients with acid reflux disease may have increased risk for cancer of esophagus...
Day No. 66 Esophagus does not get infected...
Day No. 67 A source of bleeding from digestive tract can always be identified...
Day No. 68 I can get cancer at only one site in colon...
Day No. 69 Removal of tonsils and appendix is inconsequential for digestive system...
Day No. 70 Normal color stool means I do not have bleeding from the digestive tract...
Day No. 71 Bright red blood from rectum means that bleeding is from colon or rectum...
Day No. 72 Black stools means I am bleeding from the stomach...
Day No. 73 More than one cause for bleeding is rare...
Day No. 74 Cancer of esophagus is usually detected in an early stage...
Day No. 75 Which patients with upper gut bleeding are likely to rebleed is unpredictable...
Day No. 76 All patients with bleeding ulcer must be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
Day No. 77 Gastritis is a well defined and understood condition...
Day No. 78 Gastritis is important in causing digestive symptoms...
Day No. 79 I have no symptoms so I do not have stomach infection...
Day No. 80 Surgery is the treatment of choice for definitive prevention of ulcers...
Day No. 81 Chronic conditions of digestive system start at young age...
Day No. 82 Digestive ailments do not have significant socioeconomic consequences...
Day No. 83 Infectious diarrhea is generally treated with antibiotics...
Day No. 84 I am constipated if I don’t have bowel movement daily...
Day No. 85 Lactose intolerance is an uncommon condition...
Day No. 86 Healthy subjects digest and absorb all the ingested food...
Day No. 87 Patients with inability to swallow have to be fed intravenously...
Day No. 88 IBS and IBD are the same...
Day No. 89 Symptoms are not arising from the stomach because it is normal by scope (endoscopy)...
Day No. 90 Benign stomach ulcers can go on to become cancer...
Day No. 91 A diagnosis of stomach cancer can be easily made by the physician based on typical signs...
Day No. 92 Whiskey drinking does not increase risk of Traveler’s diarrhea...
Day No. 93 Cooked Food is always safe against Traveler’s diarrhea...
Day No. 94 The damage to the bowel occurs during the period of reduced blood flow and improves...
Day No. 95 Injury due to vasospasm (spasm of blood vessels) occurs in heart and not the gut...
Day No. 96 All fat deposited in the body is same metabolically...
Day No. 97 Pain and Itching in my anal area is due to hemorrhoids
Day No. 98 Bright red blood with stools is due to hemorrhoids...
Day No. 99 Stress causes stomach ulcers...
Day No. 100 Acid in esophagus leads to problems related to food pipe only...
Day No. 101 All polyps go on to become cancer...
Day No. 102 Barium enema is similar and equal to colonoscopy ...
Day No. 103 It is better if I am put to sleep during endoscopy...
Day No. 104 Removal of gall bladder causes cancer...
Day No. 105 Alcohol intake usually leads to liver cirrhosis...
Day No. 106 Medicines to suppress stomach acid should not be taken when drinking alcohol...
Day No. 107 Output of loose stools excludes constipation...
Day No. 108 Aspirin like drugs (NSAIDs) cause ulcers in stomach only...
Day No. 109 I cannot take any milk products since I have lactose intolerance...
Day No. 110 Endoscopy and liver biopsy are safe procedures...
Day No. 111 Polyps in familial disorders are seen in children and young folks only...
Day No. 112 Diarrhea means loose stools...
Day No. 113 Perforation (hole) of the bowel always requires surgery...
Day No. 114 I can distinguish between chest pain arising in my esophagus from that of angina of my heart...
Day No. 115 All patients with H. pylori infection in stomach get ulcers...
Day No. 116 I am too young (40) to get cancer...
Day No. 117 Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are same...
Day No. 118 Diverticulitis causes bleeding from colon...
Day No. 119 Everyone going abroad should be on antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea...
Day No. 120 Travelers from developing countries do not develop traveler’s diarrhea when visiting the U.S...
Day No. 121 Traveler’s diarrhea does not occur once you arrive back home...
Day No. 122 Diagnosis of cancer means death sentence...
Day No. 123 Polyps are always benign...
Day No. 124 Ischemic colitis usually requires surgery...
Day No. 125 Once affected, ischemic colitis keeps coming back...
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