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Celiac Disease and Barrett’s Esophagus, Avoid Wheat in Heart Burn

Avoid Wheat if you have Barrett Esophagus. In Barrett’s oesophagus , the cell lining of the lower end of oesophagus changes to the abnormal form. And it is considered a potential risk factor of oesophagal cancer. The exact cause of this condition is unknown but Gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD is considered as the main culprit in the pathology of Barrett's oesophagus. Celiac disease is a disease that results from taking wheat and other similar products that contain a chemical substance known as gluten. Those individuals who are allergic to this gluten develop celiac disease. Therefore then should avoid wheat and other gluten-containing products such as barley and rye. Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is the main cause of getting Barrett oesophagus may result from insufficiency of the lower oesophagal sphincter, peptic ulcer disease, H-pylori induced peptic ulcer, and indigestion etc. The authors of a study published in a medical journal called Gastroente

Treatment and Prevention Of Tuberculosis (TB)

Treatment Of Tuberculosis: Isonizid, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and pyrazinamide are considered first line Drugs; Isonizid, Rifampin Ethambutol and pyrazinamide are given in the first two months of the therapy. after the first two months pyrazinamide and ethambutol are not given. Only Isonizid and rifampin are given for next 4 - 8 months, depending upon the region. In those areas of world where drug resistance is common, three drugs are give in continuation phase and the third drug which is used is ethambutol. If in case TB is not cured by these drugs or Mycobacterium is resistant to one or more drugs than second line of therapy is used. second line of therapy contain following medicines. 1. Capreomycin 2. Amikacin, and other aminoglycosides. 3. Ethionamide 4. Cycloserine 5. Para amino Silicylic acid. 6. Flouroquinolones (Used in MDR TB  but not yet approved by FDA yet) Prevention of TB. 1. Immunization with BCG. 2. Public health measure for early detection ( tubercul

Avoid Fatty and Fried Foods in Heartburn, Digestive upset and Barrett’s Esophagus

Avoiding Fatty Fried Foods in heartburn, digestive upset and Barrett's oesophagus . Fatty fried foods can’t be included in the healthy food category. They should be avoided in all circumstances. But taking non-fat foods only is also not good for health. Various hormones in our body are made up cholesterol. Fatty acids also perform various functions in our body. So we can say that we should take low-fat foods and the fat content of our diet should not be more than the recommended amount. Fatty and greasy foods must be avoided in case of heartburn or Barrett oesophagus. Fatty foods are difficult to digest. The stomach has no enzyme to digest fats. So fats stay in the stomach for a longer period of time. They distend the stomach and their greasy nature also affects the lower oesophagal sphincter. The LES (lower oesophagal sphincter) become loose and stomach contents can come back to the oesophagus. The oesophagal lining can’t resist the corrosive action of stomach acid. The inner

Baking Soda as Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus, Heart burn and Digestive Upset

Baking Soda to Treat Barrett Esophagus Barrett’s oesophagus or Barrett's oesophagus is a condition in which the lower end of the oesophagus is involved. The innermost lining of the lower end of oesophagus changes from oesophagal to intestinal form. The main cause of this change is the reflux of acids from the stomach. These acids damage the lower end of the oesophagus and our body tries to combat this damage. Our body has the ability to adapt itself according to the new situation. The intestinal type of tissue lining withstands the acids better than the oesophagal type. Therefore, our body changes the innermost tissue lining of the lower end of the oesophagus into the intestinal type to minimize the damage caused by acid. The reflux of acid content has given the name of GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Treating the GERD at a proper time reduce the risk of getting Barrett oesophagus. The risk of getting Barrett oesophagus is not very high. So if you have any symptom of