Patients with inadequate response to proton pump inhibitors and prokinetics for functional dyspepsia may derive benefit from low doses of the tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) imipramine, according to a recent study from Hong Kong.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer, and certain types of lymphoma. A common presenting complaint among all these H. pylori-related illnesses is dyspepsia. Dr Desmond Wai from the Desmond Wai Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore, speaks on the important role general practitioners (GPs) play in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating H. pylori.
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Individuals following a diet low in or free of meat are at lower risk of diabetes, and this protective association is partly attributable to having a lower body mass index when compared with regular meat eaters, according to a study.
Vitamin E supplementation does not appear to contribute to blood pressure (BP) improvement, with results of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis showing decreases only in systolic (S)BP but no favourable effect on diastolic (D)BP and mean arterial pressure (MAP).