FAQ

Dr Maran M, Springfield Wellness Centre.

It is very commonly referred with a term called acidity. But ulcer is beyond that. It is the laceration or minor break or lesions to the wall of the stomach. Because ulcer can happen to any part of the body, the one that happens inside the stomach needs to be specifically referred as “Stomach Ulcer”.

Having fat in the liver is pretty normal. But if there is an unusual buildup of fat then it may lead to a condition called fatty liver. Normally the liver heals itself by producing new liver cells and replacing the damaged liver cells. The most common reason of why a fatty liver occurs is because of heavy drinking. There is no surgical method to cure fatty liver. Changed eating habits, avoiding alcoholic drinks, regular exercises are some of the ways in which the fatty liver issue can be cured.

A poor diet or body weight or some genetic factors can cause stone to accumulate in the gall bladder. These stones are made of cholesterol and are referred as cholesterol stones or simply gallstones. When these stones are formed in the gall bladder there is a sudden, acute and a rapidly advancing pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen. However the presence of the same can be confirmed with a CT scan result.

The gallstones are removed simply by removing the entire gall bladder through a laparoscopic surgery.

It is commonly called hemorrhoids and refers to the swollen blood vessels around the anal and rectum region. Often there is bleeding near the anal region and there is pain during the bowel movements or when passing stools. Piles can be both internal and external depending on which vein is experiencing the condition. The most common is the external hemorrhoids where the pile condition protrudes outside while passing stools. This is accompanied by pain. Normally it subsides but in extreme conditions they persist and this protrusion can be removed by surgical methods.

An unusual swelling of the appendix (a worm shaped small organ found somewhere in the juncture between the large and small intestine) because of accumulation of hardened feces and other materials inside it. The resultant condition is called Appendicitis and a laparoscopic surgery is performed to remove the entire appendix.

It is a condition where the pancreas suffers from inflammation. Many causes are attributed to this condition. Severe alcoholic addiction can affect the pancreas and this attributed as a major cause. Other factors include gallstones, high blood calcium, certain tumors, and high levels of blood fats.

Treatment includes antibiotic treatment, medication. In cases where the cholesterol stones are present, gall bladed is removed. In some cases the surgery entails removing a small portion of pancreas too. Only a thorough examination of the individual patient by the surgeon can determine what kind of treatment or surgical requirement is needed.

All internal organs of the Gastro-Intestinal system are compacted in a wall or a membrane. Sometimes this gives way and as a result the organ protrudes from its natural place. This condition is referred to as Hernia.

The abdominal wall may be breached generally because of a surgery in rare scenarios. Such hernia that results because of the incisions (cut made by surgeons) made, is termed as Incisional Hernia.

Sometimes the stomach specifically would protrude through the diaphragm near the oesphageal (food pipe) opening. This specific type of Hernia is referred to as Hiatus Hernia.

Any cancer development inside the lining of the stomach is termed as stomach cancer. It is also referred as “Gastric Cancer”. Most stomach cancer is caused because of poor eating habit (rather poor unhealthy diet) and smoking. A proper screening can help deducting the stomach cancer in an early stage.

At Springfield Wellness Centre, we diligently recognize the value of every individual. We are constantly guided by our qualified criterion of providing an overall wellness to the patients and peace of mind to the next of kin over and above the traditional cure – Our Mission Statement