Acid reflux is characterized as a burning sensation that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus due to a weakened LES.
An anal fissure is a small rip or cut in the fragile lining of the anus (mucosa) from factors like a strainful bowel movement or chronic diarrhea.
Anemia occurs when there are not enough healthy red blood cells in your blood, which prevents the body from receiving adequate oxygen.
As a result of untreated GERD, Barrett's esophagus occurs when the lining of your esophagus alters to become more like the lining of your intestines.
A bile duct obstruction develops when a hard deposit blocks the bile duct, preventing bile from being released to assist with the digestion of food.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis develops when harmful bacteria invade the body, causing the large intestine to swell, and symptoms like diarrhea and fever occur.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that triggers an immune response in the digestive system when an individual consumes gluten.
There are several forms of colitis, all of which cause swelling in the inner lining of the large intestine; symptoms include diarrhea and fatigue.
Colon cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the colon; it can affect both men and women and is the second-leading cancer detected in adults.
Colorectal polys are a group of cells that develop in the lining of the colon and rectum; when found, they are typically excised for a biopsy.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract accompanied by uncomfortable GI symptoms.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by recurrent vomiting or cycles of vomiting that often affect children but can manifest at any age.
Diverticulitis can develop following diverticulosis when the diverticula rip and become susceptible to inflammation, infection, or both.
Diverticulosis occurs when pouches in the colon, called diverticula, protrude outside of the colon and is considered a diverticular disease.
Dysphagia describes an individual who struggles to swallow food or liquids due to spasms in the throat or mouth or other internal complications.
EoE is characterized by inflammation in the esophagus, often caused by a build-up of white blood cells from a food allergy or acid reflux.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the muscles in the esophagus fail to contract, making it difficult to move liquids and foods to the stomach.
Esophagitis is described as the general inflammation of the esophagus, often brought on by underlying conditions like acid reflux, EoE, or infections.
Fatty Liver Disease
FLD develops when fat forms in liver cells, resulting in inflammation that, if left untreated, can develop into scarring and permanent damage.
A fistula is an unnatural connection between two hollow organs due to disease, injury, or inflammation, or it was created for a medical reason.
Food intolerance is characterized by uncomfortable digestive symptoms brought on by a certain food; unlike food allergies, no immune response occurs.
Gallbladder disease describes a group of problems and conditions, like gallstones and cholecystitis, that negatively impact the gallbladder.
Gastritis occurs when the covering of the stomach develops inflammation, irritation, or erosion, causing symptoms like gas and heartburn.
GERD describes the effect recurring acid reflux has on the body; symptoms include chest pain, dysphagia, and persistent cough.
H. pylori is a bacteria contracted by unclean water or food that attacks the digestive tract; if left untreated, severe GI conditions can develop.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that can occur internally (within the rectum) or externally (on the anus) and are common among adults.
Hepatitis is characterized by inflammation or swelling of the liver; the most common forms are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
A hiatal hernia develops when the top portion of your stomach is thrust into your chest cavity, causing symptoms like vomiting blood and heartburn.
Ileitis is the irritation or inflammation of the ileum that can cause GI symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss, and stomach cramps or aching.
An impacted bowel is when a stool moves too slowly or becomes hardened in the small or large intestine, and prevents you from passing a bowel or gas.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD is a general term used to describe swelling in your intestines; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common forms of IBD.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is characterized by a group of symptoms that occur in the GI tract, often brought on by anxiety, specific foods, or different life considerations.
Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and eyes due to high bilirubin levels from an underlying cause, like cancer and bladder inflammation.
Lactose intolerance is the intolerance of milk sugar due to the body not producing enough lactase, the enzyme needed to adequately break down lactose.
Liver cirrhosis develops when the liver becomes inflamed and scarred from issues like late-stage liver disease, obesity, and alcoholism.
NASH is the inflammation and buildup of fat in the liver and, if left untreated, can impact liver function and cause additional health concerns.
Pancreatitis describes the swelling and inflammation of the pancreas that impacts its function due to digestive enzymes generating too soon.
Peptic ulcers form in the small intestine or stomach, causing painful symptoms like nausea, bloating, and a burning sensation in the abdomen.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis is a rare liver disease that impacts the bile ducts in your liver; PBC can even be fatal without a liver transplant.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PSC is a liver condition that affects the bile ducts inside and outside the liver, causing them to become scarred, irritated, and constricted.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of IBD that causes swelling and ulcerations in the GI tract, often resulting in painful gastrointestinal symptoms.