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Digestive Disorders, causes and how you can treat them

Diseases or disorders of the digestive tract or gastrointestinal tract (GI) are known as DIGESTIVE DISORDERS. In the human body, the digestive tract is made up of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and stomach.

Food and drinks are broken down into nutrients during digestion which the body absorbs and uses as energy and building blocks for cells.

There are symptoms that surface immediately there is a problem in the digestive tract, such as:

Bleeding

Diarrhea

Heartburn

Constipation and bloating

Nausea, vomiting, and pain in the stomach

Weight gain or loss

Problems with swallowing food

Common digestive disorders include:

Gallstones

Irritable bowel syndrome

Lactose intolerance

Rectal problems: anal fissure, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse

Narrowing of the esophagus

Gastric ulcer, gastritis, and other stomach problems

Intestinal problems such as cancer, Crohn disease, intestinal ischemia, peptic ulcer

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

DIverticular disease

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Immediately you experience any of the symptoms listed above, do make sure to contact a healthcare professional for assessment. After a diagnosis, you should seek medical help to avoid it getting worse.

Doctors trying to diagnose a digestive condition would proceed to order tests such as:

Endoscopy: this is the insertion of a tiny camera by the doctor into the esophagus to examine the upper GI tract.

Blood and stool tests

Colonoscopy; also inserting a tiny camera into the rectum to examine the lower GI tract.

Medical imaging like CT scans, ultrasounds, and x-rays

Here are solutions to your digestive disorders:

Dietary treatment plans 

Medicinal treatment plan

Surgical treatment such as gastrectomy

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