Based in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Leka Gajula appeared in an article in Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes in 2010. In the article, Dr. Leka Gajula provided a detailed explanation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux. She listed factors that contribute to the disease. Dr. Gajula explained that stress can contribute to GERD, but that is most likely not the underlying cause, as widely believed in the past. Dr. Leka Gajula said that GERD causes chronic inflammation leading to a precancerous condition called Barrett's Esophagus, adding that it is essential for patients to undergo a simple procedure called EGD to rule out serious causes. Dr. Leka Gajula pointed out that in some patients, GERD can be triggered by food such as citrus, chocolate, tomatoes, peppermint, spicy items, and full-fat dairy products. She suggested eating smaller meals, playing soothing music during mealtimes, and sleeping with one’s head elevated to alleviate GERD symptoms.
At her private practice, Colon, Liver, Gastro Consultants, located in Texas’ Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Dr. Leka Gajula acts as a board-certified Diplomate Gastroenterologist. In this role, Dr. Gajula treats patients for a variety of gastrointestinal problems, including Crohn's disease, indigestion, irritable bowel disease, heartburn, constipation, anemia, and intestine and colon problems. In addition, she handles issues such as gastritis, lactose intolerance, swallowing disorders, hepatitis, pancreatic problems, diseases of the esophagus, motility disorders, and more.
Dr. Leka Gajula performs office-based procedures, such as capsule endoscopy, to diagnose small intestine problems, and performs more complicated surgical procedures at a number of Houston-area hospitals. Dr. Leka Gajula offers colonoscopies to detect problems in the large bowel, and EGDs to view the esophagus, or swallowing tube, and to examine the inside upper digestive system’s inner lining. In addition, Dr. Gajula performs sigmoidoscopies, which allow her to view the large intestine from the lower part of the colon and check for signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. Dr. Leka Gajula reminds patients that proper preparation for any of these procedures is essential to their success and provides detailed instructions on how to prepare.
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