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Digestive & Gut Health

  • Understanding Gut Health

    understanding digestive Health

    What is digestive and gut health?

    Our digestive system functions to convert the food we eat into nutrients that our body needs for growth, energy and repair. The digestive system includes the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder, which produce chemicals that help digest our food, are also included in the digestive system.

    Digestive and gut health refers to the smooth functioning of the entire digestive system. Good digestive health is needed so that you can get adequate nutrition that we need for daily life.

    Importance of gut health

    Indigestion, constipation, acid reflux, stomach pain and bloating are some of the symptoms that arise due to problems in the digestive tract. These symptoms may affect your lifestyle and restrict the types of food you can eat. At times, these symptoms may be early signs of something serious and should not be taken lightly. If left untreated, serious complications may arise.

    Identifying and treating digestive health problems early is vital to a smooth and speedy recovery. Having a healthy gut can vastly improve your general health and well-being.

    Gut care and services offered at Gleneagles Hospital

    At Gleneagles Hospital, we have over 26 gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons who can provide customised diagnoses and treat your condition. We treat various gastrointestinal conditions such as heartburn, lactose intolerance, peptic ulcers, gastritis, gallstones, constipation, diarrhoea, hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. Our endoscopy centre allows our doctors to carry out wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, allowing doctors to carry out proper diagnosis and treatment of the digestive condition.

    Tomorrow’s quality of life can be decided today.

    Call +65 6812 3770 to make an appointment with a specialist today.

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  • Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

  • Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

  • Other gastrointestinal disorders: Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas and Bile Duct

    The liver is the largest internal organ in the body. Along with the pancreas, bile duct and gall bladder, it performs important functions such as filtering harmful substances, aiding digestion, producing proteins and enzymes, and assisting the immune system.

    Many liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bile duct diseases do not display any symptoms at first. Often, symptoms may only appear in the advanced stages. If left untreated, these diseases can lead to serious damage and even death. Find out more about these diseases.

  • Gleneagles Hospital Endoscopy Centre

    The new and refurbished endoscopy centre at Gleneagles Hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Larger rooms, more rest beds and washrooms, as well as improved privacy, provide greater comfort to patients. Our team of professional staff and specialists ensure clear explanation of procedures to ease patient discomfort and anxiety, providing quality medical attention and care.

    Find out about our endoscopy centre and what to expect during an endoscopy.

  • Our Gastrointestinal Treatment Expertise

    Gleneagles Hospital has a team of experienced gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons who treat simple to complex conditions of the digestive system. Our gastroenterologists are experienced in performing endoscopy to diagnose and treat various gastrointestinal tract disorders.

    Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists, surgeons, intensive care specialists, nurses, dietitians and allied health professionals can support you on your road to recovery. At Gleneagles Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical care to our patients with digestive problems to help them regain their digestive health.

    Find out more about the treatments we offer today.

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  • Tips to maintain a healthy gut

    A healthy gut is essential to our optimal health and well-being. Here are some simple ways to help keep your digestive system healthy.

    • Chew your food well
    • Eat food rich in fibre, particularly fruits and vegetables
    • Eat small, frequent meals
    • Exercise regularly
    • Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine
    • Reduce consumption of fatty food and processed meats such as sausages and hot dogs