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The head of the department of gastroenterology, Chandigarh PGI, has made such an electric micro chip device which will give information about the actual condition of the mucosa by going inside the body through a catheter. There will be no need for endoscopy. Seeing the usefulness of the device, the department has also patented it. Soon this device will be available in the market.
After this device comes in the market, patients will be able to do important tests without endoscopy at small health centers. It is named Impedance Spectroscopy Device. Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and device maker Prof. Usha Dutta said that currently endoscopy has to be resorted to to assess the actual condition of the mucosa but this facility is not available everywhere. In such a situation, he has prepared this chip to make this test accessible to all at low cost.
Tested on 232 patients
Pro. Usha Dutta told that 232 such patients were identified for testing the chip, who were suffering from inflammation (bacterial infection) and cancer and were about to undergo surgery. In this, the number of women was 68 percent. Using the chip, the results revealed that 32 percent of them had a mucosal condition less than the normal segment.
This result helped a lot in deciding the further course of treatment for him. And there was no need for endoscopy. Micro current is passed through the chip in the patient’s mucosa so that the waves are generated at the places where the mucosa is affected. Diagnosis can be done on the basis of that wave.
Know what is mucosa and what is its work
The mucous membrane (mucus membrane or mucosa) is the membrane that surrounds the internal organs of the body and is the topmost layer of all cavities. The mucous membrane is made up of one or more layers of epithelial cells. The gastric mucosa serves two primary purposes. This involves lubricating the mass of food in the stomach and facilitating movement within the stomach, forming a protective barrier to protect the stomach wall from acid and digestive enzymes. In addition, the mucosa is the skin inside the mouth, which includes the cheeks and lips. People with diseases of the oral mucosa may develop painful cold sores or ulcers at this stage. In the same way, this happens inside the stomach as well.
more at risk
Women are more prone to this. If you have been treated for cancer. Have experienced dry mouth before and during cancer treatment. Lack of water in the body. Having a chronic condition such as kidney disease or diabetes. Having an abnormally low body mass index. poor oral health Using chewing or smoking tobacco. People who drink alcohol
look at the symptoms
Dryness in the mouth, Thickened saliva, Excess mucus, Swollen or red gums, Soft, white patches or pus on the tongue, Mouth ulcers
Bleeding in the mouth, pain or mild burning while eating, trouble swallowing or talking.