Our renowned gastroenterologists in Dubai, will evaluate you for common disorders of the gastrointestinal tract such as acidity, abdominal pain, bloating, difficulty in swallowing, irregularity of bowel habits and bleeding in the stools. While simple problems like acidity, constipation, diarrhea and indigestion may not signify serious disease and can be easily treated, these symptoms should not be ignored, especially if they are persistent and recurrent or if they are associated with certain alarm symptoms such as weight loss, vomiting of blood, difficulty in swallowing, blood in the stools or jaundice. These symptoms can be markers of serious disorders like cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), disorders of malabsorption (Celiac disease), pancreatitis and advanced liver disease. If not diagnosed early and treated, these can even prove to be fatal. We recommend that whenever you experience any such symptoms, you should get assessed by our gastroenterology team in Dubai.
“You can contact our Gastroenterologist in Dubai if you suffer from any of the following conditions.”
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Recurrent vomiting
- Poor appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Gas problem
- Difficulty in passing stools
- Bleeding in the stools
- Piles problem
Acid Reflux Disease : Presents with heartburn due to upward flow of acid from the stomach to the oesophagus. Easily treated by medicines. But patients requiring continuous medication use should consider surgery.
Peptic Ulcer : Occurs either in stomach or duodenum. Presents with sharp pain either on empty stomach or after eating meal. Easily diagnosed on an endoscopy. Closely related to H. pylori. Treatment of H. pylori heals the ulcer also.
Helicobacter pylori : This is a common infection of the stomach. It may be completely asymptomatic or it may cause upper abdominal discomfort, nausea and acidity. It is diagnosed by a urea breath test and is treated with a two week course of antibiotics.
Malabsorption : There is poor absorption of food. This may due to an infection, allergy, liver or pancreatic disease or an unknown reason. Patients have diarrhea and weight loss. Diagnosis requires detailed assessment, blood tests, endoscopies, and breath tests.
Celiac Disease : This is a disease in which a person is allergic to wheat products. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, weak bones and anemia. Diagnosis is made by a special blood test and an endoscopic biopsy of the small intestine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome : This is a common disorder in which patient has abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence and abnormal bowel habits, either constipation or diarrhea. Since it is a functional disease, all diagnostic tests and colonoscopy are normal. Although it causes lot of discomfort to the patient, it is does not progress to a serious illness.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease : It causes severe inflammation in the lining of the small intestinal or colon causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in the stool and weight loss.
Hemorrhoids (piles) : Hemorrhoids are swellings that can develop inside and around the anus. It occurs when the veins around the anus become engorged with excess blood. Hemorrhoids develop due to constipation and excessive straining. Hemorrhoids cause bleeding and pain while passing stools.
“Our expert gastroenterologists in Dubai will evaluate you with a detailed history and physical examination. If required you may have to undergo blood tests, ultrasound scan and an upper GI endoscopy or colonoscopy.”
Endoscopy involves passing a long flexible plastic tube with a camera on one end through the mouth or the rectum to examine the interior of your gastrointestinal system. These advanced procedures are done by our expert gastroenterology doctors in Dubai.
Biopsies can be taken during an endoscopic procedure that further helps in diagnosis. These tests allow in depth analysis of the digestive tract for better targeted treatment.
ERCP is an advanced form of endoscopy that is done by our experts to diagnose diseases of the bile duct, gall bladder and pancreas. ERCP is used to treat certain cases of jaundice caused by obstruction of the bile duct as well as to remove stones from the bile duct.
“Key to successful treatment of gastrointestinal diseases is timely detection. You are welcome to visit our experienced gastroenterology specialist in Dubai for careful diagnosis and successful treatment for all types of digestive tract diseases.”