Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the digestive system or gastrointestinal tract are gastroenterologists. When they specialize to treat children in the same area, they are termed as pediatric gastroenterologist. They treat conditions such hepatitis, colon or rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. A gastroenterologist must complete four years of degree, four years of medical school, three years residency in internal medicines and later specialize in gastroenterology for a period of two to three years. Certification from a recognized board is necessary.
Role of gastroenterologist
Modern techniques and gastroenterologist
Lactobacillus is a gram-positive bacteria and is part of lactic acid bacteria. These bacteria are benign and are noticed in the human body in the gastrointestinal tract and vagina. Yogurt is a dairy product made by fermenting milk with one of the lactobacillus. Therefore yogurt is used after antibiotics to restore normal bacteria in the body. Yogurt is used to combat yeast infection, stomach ulcers and UTI.
Flatulence is caused by substances that are indigestible. Antiflatulent agents ensure that small gas bubbles merge into larger bubbles and ease out of the gastrointestinal tract. Antiflatulents alleviate intestinal gas. They are usually enzyme-based and break down the indigestible elements and expel them by burping or flatulence.
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