Tag Archives: stomach

Dyspepsia – common; many causes, few cures

Dyspepsia (which literally means “bad digestion”) or as, it is commonly referred to in the English language, indigestion, is an umbrella term used to encompass a number of symptoms thought to originate from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Gut pacemakers

Food turns into nutrients in the stomach and small bowel and the nutrients need to be absorbed through the epithelial cells and waste needs to be removed. The muscle layers of the gut make sure that gut

Building and rebuilding gastric epithelium: Trop2 as a common denominator

In mammals, the stomach is lined by a contiguous layer of cells called epithelium, further organized into units called glands. Gastric glands are divided into two areas: corpus and antrum, according to their specific function depending on

Intramural esophageal diverticula

Over five billion dollars are spent annually in the United States to control acid reflux symptoms, such as abdominal and/or chest pains, acid regurgitation, coughing and others. The article by Hubbard and Demos (2016) presents three unusual

Belching: How does it work?

The belch seems like a simple rapid act with no clinical significance, but many studies suggest otherwise. Although most of the belch response occurs over a period of less than two seconds, the belch is actually composed

Rare and uncommon cancers

A rare cancer is one that occurs less than 6 times in 100,000 people and an uncommon cancer is found between 6 and 12 times in each 100,000 people. The problem with being rare is that there

Fit rats can stomach menopause

Women enter menopause when their ovaries stop making the hormone estrogen. The longer a woman is postmenopausal (without estrogen), the more likely she is to gain weight and fat storage moves from the hips and thighs to