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How Eating a Healthy and Balanced Diet can help you Increase your Productivity

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If you want to increase your productivity and perform at your best levels, you have got to watch what you eat. Alex Simring thinks that it is important to eat a healthy and balanced diet if you want to stay fit and active and perform at your best levels. Now, the question arises as to what is a healthy and balanced diet. The most important thing here is to consume foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes ...

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Alex Simring

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Alex Simring Profile

This post outlines some of the things that Alex Simring does outside of work and gives a bit more insight into his personal side. Medical studies and being a gastroenterologist form a large part of his life, but they certainly don’t define everything about him! Alex loves music, particularly playing the cello, running, cooking and meditation. He’s just turned 40 at the time of the post, and he certainly feels that that he still has the best years ...

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Dr Alexander Simring

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Dr Alexander Simring

Dr Alexander Simring MB BS (Hons)

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

This is an Australian educational website providing information on digestive health. The information on this website is the personal opinion of Dr Alexander Simring and is only for educational purposes. Consultation with a medical practitioner is always advised.

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Noncardiac chest pain update

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Noncardiac chest pain update

I’ve just posted an update regarding noncardiac chest pain. Oesophageal disorders, particularly GORD, account for the majority of cases of noncardiac chest pain. A patient presenting with chest pain will need to have cardiac causes excluded. Some clinical features which suggest an oesophageal rather than cardiac cause include chest pain which is nonexertional, long lasting, meal related and disruptive of sleep. Once chest pain is considered noncardiac, an empirical trial of high dose PPI for 4-6 weeks may be considered. ...

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Oesophageal disorders

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Oesophageal disorders

I have just posted an update regarding oesophageal disorder, in particular with regards to heartburn. GORD or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is a common condition affecting around 20% of the population with symptoms at least once a week. Go to my post to find more information on heartburn. I’ve outlined some of the most common causes of heartburn, and in particular what foods to avoid if you are suffering from troublesome heartburn symptoms.

GORD refers to a condition where the ...

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Dr Alexander Simring Welcome

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Dr Alexander Simring MBBS BSc (Med) Hons FRACP

Gastroenterologist

I am going to start off by adding information for medical practitioners. This will be pitched at the level of medical student and GP rather than for gastroenterologists. I am currently going through a process of self education with MKSAP and will provide a summary of my readings topic by topic.

I generally don’t keep notes of the reading that I have done, mostly because of calligraphic issues. The last time I made notes ...

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