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Typically, body needs to produce the necessary levels of digestive enzymes to break down the food so that the body absorbs the nutrients. When these enzymes are not produced or if there is any other mild or serious problem in any part of the digestive tract, there can be digestive diseases such as gallstones, hemorrhoids, pancreatitis, GERD and a lot more. In most cases, the digestive disorders have similar symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, constipation, nausea, weight gain or loss, diarrhoea or bleeding in stools.
HOW IS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition will be carried out by the general physician or the gastroenterologist who will typically conduct imaging tests and ultrasounds as well as lab tests to study stool, urine and blood samples. These tests will help at arriving at the cause of the condition.
HOW IS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS TREATED?
The treatment is based on the cause of the disorder. Many surgical procedures are performed on the digestive tract. These include procedures done using endoscopy, laparoscopy, and open surgery. Organ transplants can be performed on the liver, pancreas, and small intestine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Digestive disorders are a group of ailments concerning the digestive tract. Also known as gastrointestinal disorders, these ailments are either temporary or can be persistent and chronic.