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GERD- Gastroesophageal Reflux- sign and symptoms, treatment, prevention

Definition It is a chronic symptom or mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus...

Achalasia- definition, causes, sign and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, life style changes

ACHALASIA Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder involving the smooth muscle layer of the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus that affects the esophagus’ ability to move food...

Hepatitis- Prevention, preventive measures, nursing management, self care

Prevention Hepatitis A Both hepatits A vaccine and immune globulin are used for prevention of hepatitis A. The vaccine is used for pre exposure prophylaxis and IG can be used either before or after exposure. IG provides temporary(1 to 2 months)...

Hepatitis- Pathophysiology, sign and symptoms, Diagnosis, Medical management

Pathophysiology of Hepatitis CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS (Sign and Symptoms) Hepatitis may start and get better quickly (acute hepatitis), or cause long-term disease (chronic hepatitis). In some instances, it may lead to liver damage, liver failure,...

Hepatitis- definition, incidence, etiology, types, causes, mode of transmission

DEFINITION Hepatitis implies inflammation of the liver characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ(1). The condition can be self-limiting, healing on its own, or can progress to scarring of the liver. Hepatitis...