Need for awareness about gastrointestinal diseases underlined

Karachi: Variety of gastroenterological disorders and prevailing related ailments were discussed in depth by medical experts in a seminar organized to mark the World Digestive Health Day on Thursday.

The day long proceedings were organized by the department of Hepato-gastroenterology of SIUT in collaboration with world body of gastroenterology.

The medical experts taking part in the discussion highlighted the gravity of the problem and said that approximately there are some 100,000 billion bacteria in human gut which are far greater than total number of human cell in the human body.

Endorsing the call given by World Gastroenterology Organization, the experts underlined the need of awareness about the ailments and the need to bring latest knowledge to practicing gastroenterologists in providing relief to the patients.

They said due to diverse ecosystem of microbial communities, habitat and nutrition there is a prevalence of various kinds of gastrointestinal disorders.

However the experts maintained that there is need to undertake the challenges of translating medical sciences for the relief of societies by providing education, awareness.

Those who addressed the seminar included Dr Zaigham Abbas, Dr Osama Butt, Dr Rajesh Kumar, Dr Farina Hanif, Dr Manzur, Dr Mudasar Laeeq. Dr Mujahid Hassan and Dr Nasir Luck of SIUT conducted the seminar.

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