Gastroenterology is the study of the traditional function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. It involves an in-depth understanding of the traditional action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs.

It includes common and important conditions like colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, esophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is a component of the study of Gastroenterology.


The most common signs & symptoms

Occasionally, we all suffer digestive disorders. So how do you know the difference between when a temporary discomfort is your GI symptoms and when they are indicative of a digestive disorder? If they’re chronic and/or severe.

Bloating & Gas Excess
Bloating, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or food sensitivity such as Celiac disease, may be a symptom of multiple GI disorders.

Constipation is described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as having less than 3 bowel movements a week or going through hard, dry stools. Several digestive disorders, including IBS with constipation, count constipation as a warning sign.

If you experience heartburn two or more times every week, you would possibly have esophageal reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal). If left untreated over time, the acid from your stomach can damage your esophagus and cause complications.

Nausea & Vomiting
Nausea is usually a symbol of utmost pain, and it might be the result of anything from an allergy to cancer. Nausea and/or vomiting could also indicate an infection in your alimentary canal or gallbladder, appendicitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or an intestinal blockage.

Abdominal Pain
Most digestive diseases include abdominal pain, so if you’re experiencing persistent abdominal pain, you ought to see a physician. this might signal an ulcer, diverticulitis, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

If you’re experiencing any of those worrisome digestive symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact The Life Plus hospital today for an evaluation. If you’re unsure if your GI symptom is serious enough to ascertain a gastroenterologist, remember that any symptom you’d define as “persistent” and/or “severe” deserves a diagnosis. you’ll be guided by our best gastroenterologist to work out what steps you would like to require to start feeling your best again.

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