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?
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