Achalasia is a rare swallowing disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing.
Appendicitis happens when the inside of your appendix is blocked by something that makes it swell up. If you have appendicitis, there is a serious risk your appendix may burst. This can happen as soon as 48 to 72 hours after you have symptoms. Because of this, appendicitis is a medical emergency. If you have symptoms, see a doctor right away.
In autoimmune hepatitis, the body's immune system attacks the the liver, leading to inflammation and liver damage.
Barrett's esophagus is complication of gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), where tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine replaces the tissue lining of the esophagus. Some people with Barrett's esophagus may be at risk for developing esophageal cancer.
This condition occurs when the small or large intestine becomes partially or entirely blocked. The blockage can interfere with the normal process of digestion and cause severe abdominal pain.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which sufferers are not able to ingest gluten without damaging the small intestine. Over time, this causes the body not to properly absorb nutrients.
Colon polyps are growths on the lining of the colon or rectum. If not removed, some polyps can become cancerous.
Constipation is defined as difficulty in emptying the bowels and/or infrequent bowel movements. It can include abdominal pain, small stools, hard stools and sometimes rectal bleeding. The length of time between bowel movements varies from person to person, but three or more days without one typically requires attention.
This inflammatory bowel disease affects the lining of the digestive tract. It is characterized by flare-ups of severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss and fatigue.
This term describes bowel movements that are loose and watery. Diarrhea is common and typically not serious. It is often caused by an infection or virus, but can also be a symptom of certain irritable bowel conditions.
DIVERTICULOSIS AND DIVERTICULITIS
Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward from the large intestine. Their presence, which may be caused by a low-fiber diet, creates the condition called diverticulosis. Diverticulitis occurs when the diverticula become inflamed or infected and cause abdominal pain, nausea and fever.
Gallstones occur when hardened pieces of bile – or digestive fluid – form in the gallbladder. The blockages cause steady pain in the right upper abdomen.
GI bleeding is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease. There are many possible causes of GI bleeding, including hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, tears or inflammation in the esophagus, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, colonic polyps, or cancer in the colon, stomach or esophagus.
Gastroparesis is a disorder that impairs the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.
HEARTBURN/GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)
The acronym GERD refers to gastroesophageal reflux disease. This digestive disorder affects the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach and causes the return of the stomach’s contents back into the esophagus – leading to heartburn.
Hemochromatosis is a disorder where the body absorbs and stores too much iron.
Hemorrhoids are one or more swollen and inflamed veins at the site of the anal canal and can be either internal or external. They are created by pressure inside the canal, either during pregnancy or because of straining during bowel movements. They typically cause rectal pain, itching and bleeding.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a virus.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
IBD is the chronic inflammation of all or a portion of the digestive tract. It impacts the colon as well as the large intestine; many with Crohn's disease suffer from this condition.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
IBS is an intestinal disorder that causes bloating, gas, stomach pain, constipation and diarrhea. This disorder commonly affects the large intestine and can be caused by certain foods or stress.
Lactose intolerance is when your body can’t break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products.
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can lead to complications of the pancreas.
PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
This condition refers to painful ulcers that line the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. The most common symptom associated with this condition is a burning sensation after meals.
PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS
In primary biliary cirrhosis, the small bile ducts in the liver become inflamed, damaged and ultimately disappear.
PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts.
This condition is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the large intestine – also known as the colon. The colon becomes inflamed with tiny open ulcers, which cause pain and bloody diarrhea.
Wilson 's disease is a genetic disease that prevents the body from removing extra copper. If untreated, high copper levels can cause life-threatening organ damage.