Digestive Disorders are problems related to the digestive system. Common digestive disorders are GERD, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disorder. Symptoms of digestive disorders are:
• Abdominal bloating
• Stomach pain and cramps
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?
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), digestive diseases affect between 60 and 70 million Americans.