Burping (belching or eructation) is the sudden escape of air from your esophagus to the top of your throat. Did you know that every time you swallow, a teaspoon of air enters your stomach? Join Dr. Vincent Ho to learn all about this fascinating process!
Did you know that 1 in 10 adults are thought to have hematochezia? What are the causes and treatment options? Find out what you should do if you find fresh red blood in your stool with Dr. Vincent Ho.
Burping (also known as belching, or eructation) is a normal process of the human body. But when can it become a problem that needs treatment? What causes burps, and how can we minimise them?
Synbiotics have been shown to provide real health benefits and are becoming increasingly popular. But what exactly is a synbiotic? Can you just mix probiotics and prebiotics together to make a synbiotic?
In May 2021, the ISAPP defined a postbiotic as a "preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host". But how are they different to pre and probiotics, and what benefits can they offer?
Vomiting blood (hematemesis) can potentially be very serious, and is cause to seek immediate medical attention. However, the type of vomitus, quantity of blood vomited up, and medical history/examination are all important factors in determining the severity and outlook of the condition.
What is leaky gut, and what causes it? When the barrier function weakens and the intestine becomes more permeable, microbes and toxins can pass from the gut into the bloodstream. This is known as “leaky gut”.
Antacids, alginates, H2 blockers and PPIs are often used for treating reflux, but how effective and safe are they? In this Q&A, Dr. Vincent Ho answers a subscriber's question about reflux medications, and the importance of knowing your symptoms.
Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria in the gut, and can turbocharge them to improve our health. But did you know that the definition of a prebiotic has actually evolved over the past few decades, and that they don't have to be confined to the gut?
What are the different types of probiotics available, and which ones should you take? Do all fermented foods classify as probiotics? Join Dr. Vincent Ho as he demystifies the often confusing world of probiotics.
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