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About Peptic Ulcer

A peptic ulcer, also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease,  is an ulcer (defined as mucosal erosions equal to or greater than 0.5 cm) of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus…
Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

What is the liver’s role in processing alcohol? The liver breaks down alcohol so it can be eliminated from your body. If you consume more alcohol than the liver can process, the resulting imbalance can injure the liver by interfering…
The Dangers of Hypochlorhydria (Low Stomach Acid)

What Are the Dangers of Hypochlorhydria? Because the normal production of stomach acid is vital to the digestive process, and therefore the release of nutrients into the body, Hypochlorhydria can lead to many health issues. Food that is not broken…
Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare disease characterized by a biliary obstruction of unknown origin that presents in the neonatal period. It is the most important surgical cause of cholestatic jaundice in this age-group. The common histopathological picture is one…
Biliary Atresia (BA)

Biliary atresia is a disease of the bile ducts that affects only infants. Bile is a digestive liquid that is made in the liver. It travels through the bile ducts to the small intestine, where it helps digest fats. In…