Gastrointestinal Bleeding is not a disease by itself but a symptom of a disorder in the digestive tract. The blood often appears in stools or in vomit. Level of bleeding ranges from mild to life-threatening. Finding the cause of bleeding other than colon cannot be identified easily. Symptoms are:
• Blood in vomiting or stools
• Tar colored stools
• Pale skin color
HOW IS GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a gastroenterology expert who would send these samples for examination at the lab.
HOW IS GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING TREATED?
Treatment for Gastrointestinal Bleeding includes identifying the cause of the same. Post this the doctor would give antacids to soothe or balance the digestive juices, followed with medications for aiding digestion and fighting ulcers. Alongside, a strict dietary change is also recommended to minimise this problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
That gastrointestinal bleeding can be prevented by taking care of the diet one consumes.