Endoscopy. About Diseases of the esophagus and stomach - and treatment.
Many times a day we are reminded of the 6-8 meter long digestive tract, where it sends signals to us, stomach rumbling, mouth watering, you go to the bathroom, get a sour belching, etc. The digestive tract is designed as a long tube. From the mouth the food passes through the pharynx and esophagus to the stomach. By means of a keyhole, also known as a spectroscopy, it can be analyzed more bodies through the body's natural pathways, where it is possible to see the inside of the different cavities in the body. These include the bladder, esophagus, stomach, intestine, and the joints. During surgery, it is possible to make diagnoses and take tissue samples (biopsies), and sometimes you can immediately treat the conditions you find. Keyhole can be used to examine a variety of diseases. Arthroscopy Surgery is usually outpatient or in a single day's admission.
Investigation and treatment gastro-intestinal system
On suspicion of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, the doctor will typically offer a full study program that includes binoculars studies, blood tests, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans, etc. On suspicion of disease will also be possible to get a "second opinion" decisions about treatment or no treatment performed elsewhere.
- Diseases of the esophagus and stomach for example Acid Backflow into the esophagus, heartburn (gastro-esophageal reflux syndrome), ulcers, gastritis, Hiatus-hernia and suspected tumors of the esophagus electricity or stomach.
- Diseases of the intestines such as Coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Arthroscopy carried out with "tubes and pipes", which is usually soft and pliable. The bladder tube and ledundersøgelser is rigid, whereas for studies of the gastrointestinal tract is flexible. At the end of the tube is a small camera, which is coupled to a monitor. Here, the physician may follow the progress and what you find. One can detect tumors in the stomach, esophagus, intestines, bladder, lungs and airways. On the tube is also coupled small instruments, which makes it possible to operate through the thin tubes and pipes, take tissue samples and remove small nodules. The study takes place in such a way that it gives only little discomfort. One can local anesthetic with creams or spray, and you can get a little sedate. An arthroscopy products from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the length of bowel to be examined.
Gastro-intestinal diseases or just trouble with his stomach?
One of the most common diseases in the gastro-intestinal system, stomach ulcers, which may occur in the stomach and the duodenum. The typical cause of ulcers is the bacterium "Helicobacter pylori". Another common ailment is heartburn and acid regurgitation, due to their contents from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. When stomach acid comes up into the esophagus, it is called reflux. Here is available antacid tablets / mixtur example Samarin often reduces the symptoms in minutes. - Ulcerative colitis, or 'ulcerative colitis', is a disease that attacks the colonic mucosa, resulting in ulcers and bleeding. Crohn's disease is a similar disease that can attack the entire gastrointestinal tract, where due to inflammation may cause nicks and wounds and subsequent scarring, which can mean constrictions in the gut. - If you have trouble with your stomach, you should turn to their own doctor. In most cases it will be possible to assess and treat gastrointestinal symptoms without major studies. But it is suspected eg peptic ulcer, your doctor will probably suggest an examination of the stomach interior. This is done so by gastroscopy from either a specialist or outpatient at a hospital.