Proton Pump Inhibitors: Their Use And Misuse

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Welcome to my blog ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors: Their Use And Misuse” What Are PPIs? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are proven medications of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid-related disorders, erosive esophagitis, Barrett esophagus, prevention of gastrointestinal bleeding while on NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs_, eosinophilic esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill

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Soil And Human Health

Soil And Human Health

Soil And Human Health From early childhood, we are in contact with soil; we taste it, inhale it, and we drink water which has passed through it. We eat plants grown on and in it, and eat animals who have done the same. But our relationship with soil is an ancient one. Our ancestors, who

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Dientamoeba Fragilis: What You Need To Know

Dientamoeba Fragilis Symptoms

What Is Dientamoeba Fragilis? Dientamoeba fragilis is one of the most common protozoan (single cell) parasite of the human intestine. It has a prevalence ranging from 0 to 82%, depending on the region, the population, and the detection methods used. (source) Many people with D. fragilis also carry other parasites, and it’s often found alongside

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Akkermansia: a next-generation probiotic

How To Increase Akkermansia

Many of us are now familiar with the terms lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These are often included in probiotic supplements, and found in fermented foods such as kefir, now widely available in many supermarkets and health food stores. But are you familiar with the bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila (bare with me!)? What Is Akkermansia muciniphila? Akkermansia muciniphila has

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii: Understand This Keystone Bacteria

Ankylosing Spondylitis

There is an increasing interest in Faecalibacterium prausnitzii given its potentially important role in promoting gut health. Interestingly, it may be a useful biomarker to help in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease discrimination (both inflammatory bowel diseases). There are large population of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii bacteria in the normal human body, occupying 6–8%, even 20% among all kinds of

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