Understanding your Gut Health
Unveiling the complexities of gut-related conditions and their impact on overall well-being.
We experience “heartburn” or acid reflux when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close fully and allows stomach acid back up into the esophagus.
Anemia is a condition where your blood does not have enough healthy red cells to transport oxygen. A common cause of anemia is iron deficiency.
An anal fissure is a small tear in the tissue that lines the anus that causes pain with bowel movements. A tear can cause blood in the stool.
Barrett’s Esophagus is a complication of GERD where the tissue lining the esophagus changes to more resemble the tissue in the small intestine.
Biliary obstruction is a block or issue within the biliary system which transports bile through the gallbladder to the small intestine to digest food.
C. Difficle Colitis
C. difficile colitis is inflammation in the colon due to a bacterial infection of clostridium difficile. Symptoms can range from mild to very severe.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the body’s ability to break down gluten when it is consumed, causing digestive problems.
Colitis refers to general inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It can have multiple causes including infection and Crohn’s disease. It’s the inner lining of the colon.
Colon cancer is a potentially deadly disease that begins as benign polyps in the colon. These can be detected and removed during a colonoscopy.
Colorectal polyps are benign growths found in the colon (large intestine) or the rectum. While they are usually harmless, they can become cancerous.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition of the GI tract. It can often be improved with diet but is commonly treated with medication and surgery.
Diverticulitis is a possible complication of the disease diverticulosis where infection or inflammation occurs in the outer lining of the intestine.
Diverticulosis is where small pouches of your intestines bulge out through the outer lining of the colon. This disease can lead to diverticulitis.
Dysphagia is the inability, the sensation, or difficulty that comes from swallowing food or liquid caused by muscle spasms or other internal issues.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease of the esophagus that can cause difficulty swallowing, acid reflux, and upper stomach pain.
Esophageal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the esophagus. Risk factors for this cancer include diet, smoking, and Barrett’s esophagus.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is an umbrella term for various disorders that make swallowing and getting food to your stomach difficult.
Esophagitis is a general term for the inflammation of the esophagus (the tube that delivers food from your mouth to your stomach).
Fatty Liver Disease
A fatty liver, medically known as hepatic steatosis, is a condition where excess fat accumulates in the liver cells.
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two hollow organs in the body and can occur as a result of injury, or disease, or can be medically induced.
Food allergies are a common condition that occurs when your immune system reacts to specific proteins found in certain foods.
Food intolerance is a condition where a person struggles to digest or process certain foods. Unlike allergies, it doesn’t involve an immune system response. Symptoms include digestive issues, headaches, skin rashes, and fatigue. Common types are lactose and gluten intolerance.
Gallbladder disease encompasses various negative issues that affect your gallbladders such as gallstones, cholecystitis, and biliary dyskinesia.
Gastritis describes what happens when the lining of the stomach gets inflamed, irritated, or eroded and can increase the risk of ulcers and cancer.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
GERD is a condition involving the regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus and is often characterized by the symptom of heartburn.
Haemorrhoids develop when the veins in your anus and lower rectum become inflamed and swollen. In some cases, haemorrhoids develop internally.
Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)
Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can cause an infection that leads to stomach ulcers. An infection is typically treated with two antibiotics.
Hepatitis refers to the inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including viral infections, alcohol or drug abuse, autoimmune diseases, and certain medications or toxins.
A hiatal hernia happens when a portion of the stomach pushes through the small hole in your diaphragm (hiatus) causing acid build-up and heartburn.
Ileitis is a condition characterized by irritation or inflammation of the ileum, the last part of the small intestine that joins the large intestine.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe inflammation in the digestive tract typically caused by an immune system malfunction.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder affecting the digestive tract. It can often be managed through lifestyle changes and medications.
Liver cirrhosis is a condition where the liver becomes inflamed and develops scars due to advanced liver disease and excessive alcohol consumption.
Obesity is when a person has too much body fat, which can cause additional health problems like certain types of cancer and heart disease.
Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed. This inflammation can be caused by various factors such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, the presence of gallstones, previous abdominal surgery, or infection.
Peptic ulcers are open sores within the stomach or upper small intestine that allow acid to erode the tissues, causing discomfort, bleeding, and pain.
Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) is cancer (the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells) that originates in the inner layers of the stomach.
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It may be treated with lifestyle modification, medication, and/or surgery.
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