Following gluten-free diet for celiac disease
Following a strict gluten-free diet is important for anyone who has celiac disease, even if the disorder does not trigger any symptoms. Eating gluten when you have celiac disease injures the small intestine. Over time, that injury raises the risk for developing complications related to celiac disease. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress
Could a low-risk surgery help your chronic heartburn?
A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress
Study Suggests BMI Target for Ventral Hernia Repair
To reduce the risk for complications in obese patients undergoing open ventral incisional hernia repairs and lessen some of the physical challenges of operating on this patient population, preoperative weight loss is often encouraged. To date, it has been unclear exactly how much weight is “excessive” in this setting, but new research suggests there is […]