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Resources for Digestive Disorders

Barrett's Esophagus

Detailed information on Barrett's esophagus, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Celiac Disease

Detailed information on celiac disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Colorectal Cancer

Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.

Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. Generally, a person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements result in passage of small amounts of hard, dry stool.

Diarrhea

Detailed information on diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Digestive Disorders

Detailed information on the most common types of digestive disorders, including appendicitis, Barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, constipation, crohn's disease, diarrhea, diverticular disease, gas, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastr

Diverticular Disease

Detailed information on diverticular disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Esophageal Cancer

Detailed information on esophageal cancer, including symptoms, stages, types, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

Gas in the Digestive Tract

Detailed information on gas in the digestive tract, including a list of foods that cause gas, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Gastroparesis

Detailed information on gastroparesis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Gastritis

Detailed information on gastritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Helicobacter Pylori

Detailed information on helicobacter pylori, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels normally present in and around the anus and lower rectum that have become swollen because of stretching under pressure. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease. The hepatitis A virus is transmitted by eating food or drinking water contaminated with infected feces.

Hepatitis B

Detailed information on hepatitis B, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Hepatitis C

Detailed information on hepatitis C, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Hiatal Hernia

Detailed information on hiatal hernias, including causes and treatment

Digestive System: An Overview

Detailed information on how the digestive system works, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the digestive system

Crohn's Disease

Detailed information on Crohn's disease, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Ulcerative Colitis

Detailed information on ulcerative colitis, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A person with IBS has a colon that is more sensitive and reactive than usual, so it responds strongly to stimuli that would not affect other people.

Home Page - Digestive Disorders

Detailed information on digestive disorders, including anatomy of the digestive system, digestive disorders diagnosis, digestive disorders medications, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer

Indigestion

Although indigestion may be the result of a disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract, most often it is caused by eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations.

Inguinal Hernia

Detailed information on inguinal hernias, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Lactose Intolerance

Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Medications and the Digestive System

Medications taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, while usually safe and effective, may create harmful effects in some people.

Peritonitis

Detailed information on peritonitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Topic Index - Digestive Disorders

Detailed information on digestive disorders, including anatomy of the digestive system, digestive disorders diagnosis, digestive disorders medications, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer

Stomach Cancer

Detailed information on stomach cancer, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI)

Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed

Viral Hepatitis Overview

Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c

Intra-Abdominal Abscess

An intra-abdominal abscess is a collection of pus or infected fluid that is surrounded by inflamed tissue inside the abdomen. It can involve any abdominal organ, or it can settle in the folds of the bowel.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

If you have Zollinger-Ellison sydromes, you likely have one or more tumors in your duodenum (the first part of the small intestine), your pancreas, or both organs.
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