A diet rich in fiber is essential for a healthy lifestyle, to maintain gut health and to boost our immune system. When we consume foods rich in fiber we help the gut microbiome to flourish, perform its important functions, and give us health. However, across the western world, our dietary fiber intake is steadily declining. […]
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Hemorrhoids are a normal and necessary part of our body (veins and arteries that exist in the anus to ensure continence and tightness), but it has become common to say “I have hemorrhoids” when we actually mean “I have hemorrhoid disease”. This condition in hemorrhoids is not dangerous in itself (unless there is anemia and […]
Stress refers to your body’s reaction to challenges and demands. It can be positive or negative, it can be temporary or prolonged or even become chronic! What is stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. We all experience stress, which can be triggered by a range of events, from minor daily […]
Chronic constipation Chronic constipation is a phenomenon that is seen quite often, especially in Western societies. There are several criteria by which constipation is defined, the most important of which are: Difficulty in voiding at least once in 4 stools Difficulty in passing stools at least once in every 4 stools Two or fewer stools […]
Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) is a relatively common small bowel disease caused by gluten consumption. Gluten is a type of protein found in cereals (wheat, oats, rye, etc.). When these foods are consumed by people with this particular intolerance, an immune response is triggered in the body, which in turn causes inflammation and damage to […]
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Dr. Alkiviadis Pappas has been a pioneer in Greece since 2009, developing and evolving methods based on the application of the latest generation laser, which treats anal and bowel diseases with the least possible intervention, in order to ensure permanent treatment and – most importantly – without complications. Laser procedures for the treatment of haemorrhoids, coccygeal cysts, anal fissures and anal fistulas are short (lasting only 15 minutes) and painless. They do not require hospitalization and allow the patient to return to full normal activities the very next day.