Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects the digestive tract causing inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract chronically, causing ulcers or bleeding. Among these diseases we find ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease outbreaks occur at different time intervals depending on the severity and the treatment they are receiving. The symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, infection and bleeding.
We apply the latest medicine therapies such as infliximab.
An Endoscopy is a diagnostic tool that involves inserting an endoscope through a natural orifice to examine the interior of the organs.
The endoscope is a thin flexible tube which contains a light and a lens that allows visualization of body cavities. Depending on the orifice through which the endoscope is inserted, we find:
- Mouth to duodenum: upper endoscopy or diagnostic oral panendoscopy, which shows the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
- Anus-to-cecum: lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, which shows the rectum and sigmoid colon.
Endoscopy, besides being a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure, can also perform biopsies.
When possible, it will be performed under anesthetic sedation for patient comfort.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to see organs and internal body structures. Unlike radiograph imaging, patients are not exposed to radiation.
During the test, the doctor moves a device called a transducer over the skin covering the body part to be examined, but before it is necessary to put a gel on the skin for the proper transmission of ultrasound. The transducer sends sound waves that bounce off internal tissues that are captured by a computer, which creates images from them that are displayed on a screen.
Gastroenteritis is a medical condition from inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves both the stomach and the small intestine. The main symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, moderate or severe diarrhea and abdomen discomfort.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common disorder that needs a few complete tests to be handled. In our service we offer a complete group of tests to be done.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional bowel disorder in its maximum degree, characterized by the presence of abdominal pain, discomfort, and changes in the frequency and/or stool consistency. We have the latest therapies in its management.
Hepatology is the specialty of digestive medicine that incorporates the study of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas as well as management of their disorders:
We take care of patients with liver diseases such as:
- Hepatitis B virus infection
- Hepatitis C virus infection, applying new medical therapies
- Other viral and metabolic liver diseases
- Liver cirrhosis
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is located inside the stomach causing stomach mucosa and duodenum infection. This bacterium is responsible for many of the gastrointestinal diseases such as gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis and some tumors such as stomach cancer or gastric lymphoma.
Symptoms that it may cause although they are not usually presented are: abdominal pain, nausea, acidic feeling or a sense of fullness causing a lack of appetite.
The most accurate test to diagnose this disease is the upper endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
The antibiotic eradication treatment is highly effective.
It is a condition in which the stomach contents go back to the esophagus, the tube that goes from the mouth to the stomach. This can cause gastric acidity and irritate the esophagus.
The Gastroesophageal reflux is due to changes in the mechanisms that naturally prevent that stomach contents go back to the esophagus. The causes may be a failure of the lower esophageal sphincter or a transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation that consists of an impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus or a hiatus hernia.
The acquisition of healthy habits, like all learning processes, requires effort, toughness, time and motivation, which is why we offer the patient a personalized program of Nutritional Coaching by our Ph.D. in clinical psychology Silvia Navarro, in order to accompany our patients throughout their obesity treatment process.
A nutritional coach contributes to the creation of a new lifestyle for patients. Their function is to provide support and accompany patients in their transition.
Improving your self-esteem, fostering self-control and reducing stress and anxiety are the prerequisites to awaken in the patient the necessary motivation to make a voluntary change. In this way these habits will be followed for life, understanding that the process does not end when a certain weight is reached but when the patient has relearnt to eat healthy.
The role of the nutritionist is essential to improve the way you eat. In this way, nutrition education is based on:
- To teach our patients to differentiate between healthy food and those that should be eaten in moderation.
- To change usual cooking techniques for others healthier in the treatment of obesity.
- To manage your food intake throughout the day so that it is adequate in quantity and quality of food.
- To include physical exercise to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Daily habits (respect the times to eat, stop nibbling), food selection (avoid unnecessary over-eating calorie, knowing how to identify them, choosing foods that fill us more and that provide us with less energy) and that in the end will help you to eat better.