Eating habits leads to gastro problems, liver diseases: Experts

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Amritsar, Mar. 6 (ANI): The changing eating habits are leading to numerous gatro-related diseases, especially among youngsters, said experts speaking on the last day of two-day ‘GI Rendezvous 2016’, a Conference of India’s top gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons, here on Sunday.

The doctors were of opinion that fast food and stored food habits lead to troubles as the trend is changing from fresh food to packed food. They said that hygiene is also the other challenge as insanitary conditions and the food stored and consumed in the filthy conditions leads to deadly infections.

Dr. Ravinder Singh, a speaker, said, “The conference aims to discuss new developments and research in the subject, and experts from all over the country have arrived here to hold discussions on various subjects. The experts also highlighted the medical and surgical aspects of gastrointestinal diseases as well discussed the remedies.”

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Dr. Ardhnari and Dr. Bhojwani talked about the techniques in treating surgical emergencies in chronic liver disease and surgical interventions in obesity to treat metabolic syndrome through Bariatric surgery. They said in Punjab, the liver-related problems are increasing due to the unhealthy lifestyle and substance abuse. They said infections like hepatitis B and C are preventable and easily treated.

“The direct relationship between chronic liver disease and liver cancer in particular was discussed,” said Dr. Gurbilas Singh Pannu, a noted gastroenterologist and convener of the conference.

Dr. Deepak Amarapurkar from Mumbai and Dr. Arvind Sahni from Chandigarh talked about various gastro diseases.

Dr. Adarsh Chaudhary from Delhi and Dr. Chandramohan from Chinnai shared their experiences in intricate GI surgery.

Dr. Malay Sharma from Meerut divulged details about ultrasound done through natural orifices (Endoscopic Ultrasound) and its numerous applications.

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Dr. Ajit Sood from Ludhiana spoke about newer treatments in Ulcerative Colitis.

Dr. Amitabh M. Jerath, one of the organisers, said over 300 physicians and surgeons are attending the conference. (ANI)

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