Acid reflux, commonly referred to as heartburn, occurs when the LES is too weak to stop stomach acid from flowing into your esophagus.
An anal fissure is a small cut in the thin tissue that lines your anus; symptoms can include blood in stools and uncomfortable bowel movements.
Anemia occurs when your blood doesn't have enough red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout your body; symptoms can include weakness and headaches.
Barrett's esophagus is a complication of GERD where the tissue that lines the esophagus alters to match the tissue that lines your intestines.
A biliary obstruction occurs when a duct in your biliary system becomes clogged, preventing it from passing bile throughout the system.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis occurs when the bacteria invades the body and causes swelling in the large bowel followed by symptoms like fever or vomiting.
Celiac disease is an immune disorder that negatively affects your body whenever you consume gluten proteins like rye, wheat, and barley.
Colitis describes the overall swelling of the tissue that lines the large bowel; there are many forms of colitis and each may be treated differently.
Colorectal polyps are small growths of cells that grow on the lining of your colon and/or rectum; they can become cancerous over time if not removed.
Crohn's disease is a type of IBD that causes severe swelling of the digestive system; symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and mouth sores.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
CVS is a GI condition that presents as cycles of vomiting followed by symptom-free periods; it is most common in children but can develop at any age.
Diverticulitis typically occurs after diverticulosis; when the diverticula protrude, they become susceptible to swelling and infection.
Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches bulge outside of the outer wall of the colon; if it is not managed, diverticulitis could develop.
Dysphagia is a condition where an individual experiences difficulty swallowing due to another condition like esophageal spasms or GERD.
EoE describes the inflammation of the esophagus caused by a buildup of eosinophil, which causes symptoms like cough and acid reflux.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the musculature of the esophagus does not contract, making it difficult to properly transport food.
Esophagitis is characterized by inflammation of the esophagus; symptoms can include heartburn, pain in the chest, and acid regurgitation.
Fatty Liver Disease
The two most common types of fatty liver disease are NAFLD and alcoholic steatohepatitis; both cause liver inflammation that could cause scarring.
A fistula is described as an abnormal connection between two organs in the body that could be caused by infection, injury, or diseases.
A food intolerance is when an individual has difficulty digesting certain foods; it typically develops slowly with uncomfortable GI symptoms.
Gallbladder disease describes a group of disorders that negatively impact the gallbladder like gallstones, biliary dyskinesia, and cholecystitis.
Gastritis is described as the inflammation, erosion, and irritation of the protective lining of the stomach; symptoms can include heartburn and gas.
GERD develops when an individual experiences acid reflux multiple times a week, causing a chronic cough, dysphagia, or regurgitation of food.
H. pylori is a type of bacteria that mostly affects the GI system, causing distressing symptoms like nausea or a burning sensation in the abdomen.
Hemorrhoids occur when a vein near the lower rectum or anus swells, causing very uncomfortable symptoms like pain and itching around your anus.
There are various forms of hepatitis, which cause inflammation and swelling of the liver; severe conditions can develop if it is left unmanaged.
A hiatal hernia occurs when your stomach pushes up through your hiatus and enters your thoracic cavity due to weakened tissue and muscle groups.
Ileitis is the irritation or inflammation of the ileum; symptoms can include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and sudden weight fluctuations.
A fecal impaction occurs when a hardened stool blocks your small or large intestine; if left untreated, this could develop into a severe condition.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD describes a couple of conditions that cause inflammation in your digestive tract; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two forms of IBD.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is a group of continuous, uncomfortable GI symptoms; IBS typically occurs when consuming certain foods and drinks, stress, or other life issues.
Jaundice causes the whites of your eyes and your skin to turn a shade of yellow; it does not often warrant treatment, but the underlying cause might.
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not create enough lactase, the enzyme used to break down lactose; symptoms can include gas and nausea.
Liver cirrhosis occurs when the liver is inflamed and scarred from other issues like late-stage liver disease or chronic alcoholism.
There are two types of NAFLD: the first involves fat in the liver, with no symptoms and the second is a more severe condition called NASH.
Pancreatitis develops when the pancreas is inflammed, preventing it from performing essential roles in digestion; symptoms include fever and vomiting.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in the stomach or small intestine when stomach acid erodes the tissue behind the protective lining.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
PBC is a rare liver disease that continually damages the bile ducts that are found in your liver, causing scarring and irreversible damage.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PSC is a chronic condition of the liver that affects bile ducts both inside and outside the liver; the bile ducts often become scarred or damaged.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of IBD that causes swelling, irritation, and ulcerations in your intestines, most commonly the large intestine.