Gastro-esophageal reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the stomach contents reflux or backs up into the esophagus or mouth.
Reflux is a normal process that occurs in healthy infants, children, and adults. It’s normal to have a small amount of refluxed acid contents in the esophagus, particularly after meals.Read More
Some people think of microbes and shudder. After all many of us are brought up to believe that microbes are bad for you. We’re taught at an early age to wash our hands after the bathroom and cover our mouths when we cough so that we don’t catch microbes nor spread them to other people.Read More
The gut not only has the functions of digestion and absorption but increasingly we are appreciating its role in the immune system. It is the immune system that is responsible for detecting and destroying foreign harmful microorganisms. The study of the immune system is ‘immunology’ and this is becoming an increasingly complex medical field as we learn more and more about the underlying mechanisms underpinning how our immune system works.Read More
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