The esophagus or food pipe is a muscular tube, which connects the throat with the
Cancer of the stomach is a disease, in which normal cells lining the stomach mutate
and become cancerous.
Obesity is a disease
that involves accumulation of excessive amounts of fat in the body, and is usually a
consequence of lifestyle changes with time.
Weight loss can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include dieting, exercise, malnutrition or lack of access to food.
Achalasia of oesophagus is a condition where the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES)
is dysfunctional leading to altered motility of the oesophagus.
Endoscopic procedures may be considered a middle ground between medications and surgery because they achieve better weight loss than medications.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most commonly encountered gastrointestinal diseases in outpatient clinics.
GI cancers usually originate in the inner lining / mucosa and then spread to the
surrounding lymph glands and organs.
If you have chronic heartburn, you may actually be suffering from GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This condition develops when stomach acids ‘back up’ or refluxes into the esophagus.
Achalasia of oesophagus is a condition where the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) is dysfunctional leading to altered motility of the oesophagus. The LES becomes very tight, not allowing solid food to pass down easily into the stomach.