Digestive disorder is an umbrella term that includes heartburn, GERD, IBD and IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. These disorders are usually accompanied by symptoms like bloating, gas, loose motions, constipation, acidity and abdomen cramps.
HOW IS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Endoscopy is the most common test for almost all gastrointestinal issues. Tests like colonoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound are usually recommended to identify the real problem.
HOW IS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS TREATED?
There are many treatment options available based on the exact part of digestive tract that is infected and the extent of damage. Many surgical procedures are performed on the digestive tract including laparoscopy, endoscopy and other surgeries. Organ transplant such as liver, pancreas or intestine transplants may also be performed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ulcers and Crohn’s Disease are also born from such digestive disorders and must be treated immediately to avoid any complications.