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Dealing With Fevers In Children

Having a child come down with a fever can be an alarming thing for parents, especially first-time mums and dads. In this article, Dr. Khamini Ramanujam, our resident consultant Paediatrician shar...

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Happy Hypoxia

Hypoxemia is defined as “a decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen in the blood.” As blood oxygen levels begin to reduce, a person may experience shortness of breath, also called dyspne...

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Nutrition For COVID-19 Recovery

During illness and when recovering from COVID-19, some may experience loss of appetite and reduced food intake. If intake is insufficient, our body uses its stores of energy, protein, vitamins, a...

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Spinal Conditions

The spine, or backbone, is the body's central support structure. It connects different parts of the musculoskeletal system. The spine aids in various movements such as sitting, standing, walking,...

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Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. 

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Tonsil Cancer

Tonsil cancer is relatively rare and living with a rare form of cancer can be challenging. Tonsil cancer is often diagnosed late in the disease, when cancer has spread to nearby areas, such as the ton...

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in males in Malaysia. Early prostate cancers are usually asymptomatic. Therefore, prostate cancer is known as a silent killer.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is known as a silent killer, as the cancer usually goes undetected until the advanced stage. It is one of the deadliest cancers that we know. The prevalence of pancreatic cancer is a...

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in Malaysia. It is responsible for 140,000 deaths annually around the world.

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one the most common cancers in the world and is the most lethal cancer in Malaysia after breast cancer. Lung cancer is the abnormal growth of lung cells that results in a malignant tumo...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in Malaysia.

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Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Following tumour removal, some cancers can recur after a period of remission. Recurring cancers are often found in the abdomen of the patient. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the ...

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Cancer In Children

Childhood malignancies differ from adult tumours in their nature, characteristics and behaviour. Their unique radiological and histopathological characteristics demand a team approach, with experts fr...

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Cervical Cancer

Cancer arises from the uncontrollable cell growth of cells in the body. Cervical cancer, which arises from the cervix of the uterus, is the third most common cancer in women in Malaysia.

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Cancer of the Uterus

Cancer of the uterus usually affects the endometrium (lining of the uterus).

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Psychology Counseling and Psychotherapy: What You Should Know

It is well understood that mental health is equally as important as physical health, thus seeking for professional help is of the utmost importance for mental well-being and to function bett...

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5 Myths of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has one of the highest incidences in women. When it comes to breast cancer, there are many myths that surround it. In this article, we will be addressing the common myths regarding breas...

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Managing Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic

An alarming 7 million adults, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, are estimated to be affected by diabetes in Malaysia by the year 2025.

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Sanitizer And Dermatitis Issue

To contain the spread of COVID-19, people are washing their hands and using hand sanitizer more frequently than they may have in the past. This may lead to the worsening of existing skin conditions be...

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Spinal Stenosis: An Overview

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal (spaces within the spine) that may exert pressure on the nerves along the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck.

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Vaginal Health - What Women Should Know About Maintaining A Healthy Vagina!

Vaginal health is an important part in a woman’s overall health. Vaginal problems have led to fertility issues as well as relationship problems - low libido and self-esteem issues. Generally, ma...

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Understanding Gynaecological Cancers

1 in 4 Malaysians will get cancer during their lifetime. Worldwide, over a million women are diagnosed with cancers of their reproductive organs (gynaecolgical cancers) each year. 

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Anxiety: An Overview

Anxiety refers to an unpleasant mood associated with physical symptoms that are the result from the feeling of uncertainty about the future or threat to one’s well-being. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Rheumatology Patients

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for rheumatology patients

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Knee Preservation

According to the United Nations, by 2050, people aged over 60 will account for more than 20% of the world’s population. Of that 20%, a conservative estimate of 15% will have symptomatic ost...

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Sleep Problems? Learn To Manage Insomnia With Psychological Therapy

Sleep is an important part of daily life. We spend about one-third of our time in sleep. Quality sleep is very important as one gets to rest and restore the body’s energy levels.

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Asthma: Take A Deep Breath

Asthma is a medical condition in which the airways narrow and get inflamed, which may lead to difficulty breathing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

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Depression: Every Life Matters

Depression is a complex mood disturbance that can be attributed to several causes. While we focus on our physical health, it it also essential to take good care of our mental health.

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Gastritis: An Overview

Gastritis is a general term used to describe a group of conditions with one common factor - inflammation of the protective stomach lining

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Transcatheter Heart Valve Implantation (TAVI)

A transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation (TAVI) is a minimally-invasive procedure for individuals with severe aortic stenosis.

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

This article shares on vaginal birth after cesarean delivery - the benefits and risks, and the factors that will affect the decision of delivery methods.

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Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is defined as the loss of effectiveness of antimicrobial medicine, including antibacterial, antivirus, antifungal and antiparasitics agents. 

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Urinary Tract Infection

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that can affect any part of the urinary system such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

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Goitre

Goitre is the swelling of the neck due to enlargement of the thyroid gland.

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Hernia

A hernia is a gap or space in the strong tissue that holds muscles in place.

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths that develop from cells that make up the muscle of the uterine wall

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a cancer of the breast tissue. It arises from the uncontrollable cell growth of cells in the breast.

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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is an infection caused by a virus that produces sores and blisters around the external sex organs. In most cases it is passed on through direct contact with secretions from the active s...

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy, or preeclampsia, affects 7 out of every 100 pregnant women. It affects most of these women during their first pregnancy. High blood pressure occurs when the press...

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Kidney Failure

Kidney failure is a medical condition where the kidney fails to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. 

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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are very common in women during their reproductive years. Some types of ovarian cysts are normal and usually harmless, often going away without any treatment. However, some cysts are abn...

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Stroke

Stroke is a significant health problem globally. It is the third leading cause of death in Malaysia. A stroke happens when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly disrupted. 

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Your Safety is Always First in Every Step We Take

Safety always comes first at Gleneagles Hospital, and we’ve strengthened our already stringent safety standards to help manage COVID-19.

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Vaginal Infection and Douching

Vaginal infection or vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that creates discharge, odour, irritation, or itching.

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Why Does My Hand Hurt?

Pain in the hand, fingers or wrist used to be a relatively uncommon condition. Instead, workers who use their hands extensively to do manual work and heavy lifting are more likely to complain of achin...

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Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain which is often debilitating and varying in duration.

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Dengue

Dengue is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, children and adults, but seldom causes death. Symptoms typically last for 2–7 days

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Vaccines for Infectious Diseases

Vaccination provides benefits including increasing immunity and saving costs of treating diseases that are preventable, as well as preventing the spread of diseases to your loved ones and other indivi...

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the lower limbs is blockage of the arteries in the lower limbs. It may happen suddenly and is usually caused by blood clots. It may also happen over time where the b...

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Healthy Eating During Ramadan

After a long fast, you may want to treat yourselves to good food. However, it is important to make sure that the food contain essential nutrients & minerals that your body needs. Thus, the quality...

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Nose Cancer

Nose cancer, also known as nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), is the fifth most common cancer in Malaysia.

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Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body that presents a risk to health. Obesity is a major risk factors for several chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease...

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Correct Way of Wearing and Removing Surgical Mask

Surgical masks help to limit the spread of germs. It is recommended to wear a mask if you are unwell to prevent others from getting infected. 

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Do's and Don'ts to Reduce Risks of Respiratory Infection for Children

Respiratory infections in children are common. The infections usually occur in the lungs, chest, sinuses,  nose and throat.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis can occur in any woman of childbearing age, including teenagers. It can also recur in women previously treated for endometriosis.

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COLORECTAL CANCER - Second deadliest cancer among Malaysians

Cancer of the colon and rectum is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Malaysian. Recent research has shown that appropriate screening and treatment can alleviat...

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Dementia

Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday act...

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ECG and Heart Disease

ECG or electrocardiogram is basically a window into your heart. It’s a very basic test that looks at the vectors or shape of your heart. It looks at the electrical activity of your heart. From E...

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3 Common blood Conditions During Pregnancy

In Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, our partnership with you begins from the day you conceive your child. You are your best health advocate. Listen to your body and recognise early signs of common conditions ...

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Child Eye Care

Caring for your child’s eyes has never been more important than in today’s digital age. Screens are used for everything from homework to watching shows to playing games. Learning to identi...

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Childhood Diabetes

If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling worried, fearful and anxious about how this disease affects their childhood.

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Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) – What Do You Need To Know

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect.

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Infection in Children

Ear infection, allergic rhinitis and tonsillitis are the common ENT infections in children.

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Flatfeet, Pigeon Toe and Toe-Walking – Does Your Child Have These Problems?

A child’s musculoskeletal growth is crucial for support and stability in their bodies. Healthy development can sometimes be interfered with, presenting deformities that can be seen at birth or w...

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Overweight and Obesity in Children

Every child is unique in the way they grow and develop. As a parent, you may find yourself struggling to help your child develop healthier lifestyle habits, eat nutritious meals and ensure healthy wei...

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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Heart Health

There are some heart diseases like certain cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias, which can be passed down through genes or families. However, most heart diseases are not acquired solely via genetic inherita...

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7 Most Commonly Asked Diabetes Questions

Diabetes is not a chronic kidney disease but up to 40% of people with diabetes will have chronic kidney disease. High blood sugars will damage the kidneys slowly leading to either leakage of protein (...

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An Overview of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer — cancer of the colon and rectum — is the most common cancer in male and second most common amongst female in Malaysia. The incidence is highest among Chinese followed by...

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An overview of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when there are fatty plaques within the arterial wall, resulting in narrowing and reduced blood flow. It is a chronic ailment that develops over years.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

The ACL tears when excessive force is applied to the knee, usually in sports injury, fall or motor vehicle accidents. It occurs when the knee is twisted or jerked forward beyond a certain limit. ACL t...

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Breast Self-Examination – What You Need To Know

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. They undergo changes throughout your lifetime. Menstruation, pregnancy, ageing and weight changes may alter the shape, size and feel of your breasts.

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Cancer | Not A Death Sentence

Definition of cancer almost always will include phrases like “uncontrolled proliferation of cells in the body that can invade surrounding tissues and spread to distant structures and organs&hell...

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac electrophysiology is the field of assessing the heart’s electrical system and activity, as well as the treatment of any abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Electrophysiologists are car...

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Cervical Lymphadenopathy In Children

A common condition in children, cervical lymphadenopathy is the enlargement of the lymph nodes located in the neck region and is usually secondary to a viral or bacterial infection.

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Chorea In Women Aged 40 And Above

Chorea is a symptom and not a specific disease, in the same way a fever can happen for many different reasons. In most forms of chorea, there is an excess of dopamine, the main neurotransmitter in the...

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Coronary Heart Disease 101

Coronary heart disease causes the dangerous thickening and narrowing of the coronary arteries (the vessels that bring blood to the heart), which disrupts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart,...

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Diabetes Mellitus 101

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease whereby the blood sugar in the body is high due to inability of the body to utilize sugar as the main source of energy, causing the blood sugar to rise above nor...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD, also known as acid reflux, is a digestive disorder where contents from the stomach flows back into the oesophagus (food pipe). This reflux action can cause irritation and tissue damage to the oe...

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Heart Failure

Heart failure often happens when other conditions have damaged or weakened the heart or if the heart becomes too stiff. In both instances, the heart does not pump blood efficiently throughout the body...

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Non-communicable diseases are on the rise in Malaysia, with hypertension among those leading the way in terms of prevalence. According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, high blood pres...

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the increased production of thyroxine hormones by the thyroid gland.                  

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the reduced production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland.

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Interacting With An Autistic Child

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impairments in communication, behaviour, and social function. This impairment begins at childhood and have varying leve...

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition in the knee whereby there is wear or degeneration of the knee cartilage due to repetitive stress to the cartilage.

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Normal Delivery Possible After C-Sec

Among the prevalent misconceptions about c-secs are that the procedure is dangerous, extremely painful, and have a prolonged recovery period. This could not be further from the truth.

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Pleuroscopy / Medical Thoracoscopy

Pleuroscopy is an examination of the space between the lung and the chest wall, where a thin tube called a pleuroscope is inserted through the skin on the chest into the pleural space (space between t...

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Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis is usually caused when bacteria in the urinary tract enter the prostate. The urinary tract includes the bladder, kidneys, tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder (ureters) and ...

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Sydenham’s Chorea In Young Children Below 20

Sydenham chorea, also known as St. Vitus’s dance, is a complication of rheumatic fever, which itself is a childhood infection caused by certain streptococci.

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Things That You Need To Know About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic, non-infectious, neurologic condition defined by seizures (which involve abnormal electrical discharges in the brain).

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Things You Need To Know About Goitre

Goitre is the swelling of the neck due to enlargement of the thyroid gland.

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Understanding Heart Failure

Heart failure is a major health and economic burden in Southeast Asia. Coronary artery disease and hypertension are the main causes of heart failure among adults in this region, accounting for almost ...

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What Do You Need To Know About Stroke?

The brain, like every other organ in the body, depends on a constant supply of energy to function normally. The brain’s fuel (oxygen and sugar) is carried in the blood.

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Gastritis During Pregnancy

Gastritis refers to a group of conditions that develop from the inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the protective lining of the stomach. It most commonly results from an infection by the same bac...

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