Digestive diseases and disorders affect an estimated 100 million people in America. That is more than half of the U.S. population. For some people, digestive disorders are a source of discomfort and irritation that may cause them to limit their lifestyles and to frequently miss work. For others, the disorders may be extremely crippling and even fatal.

There are five basic symptoms indicating a GIT problem:

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain

These symptoms are generally associated with dietary problems or specific food allergies. It is critical that anyone suffering from serious GIT problems work closely with a physician to test for the more developed and serious GIT diseases. The physician should also be experienced in working with dietary factors and food allergies.

GoldBamboo

From the WEST  scientific·clinical

From the EAST  traditional·alternative

Treating digestive diseases begins with a proper diagnosis. Specific symptoms are associated with the related conditions on this page.

See your doctor to understand what are the possible causes and to consider treatments.

Conditions of the Digestive system can be indicative of a imbalance in the body. there are several preventative and curative steps that will alleviate specific systems.

So much of health is dependent on the types and amounts of foods consumed that it is easy to overlook how food itself plays a role in the disease process within the digestive system.

Digestive Diseases And Disorders Other

1-2 of 52   more...
Porphyria
... Porphyria is a group of different disorders caused by abnormalities in the chemical steps leading to the production of heme, a substance that is important in the body. The largest amounts of heme are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
... The digestive system Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (en-doh-SKAH-pik REH-troh-grayd koh-LAN-jee-oh-PANG-kree-uh-TAH-gruh-fee) (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the l...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Digestive Diseases And Disorders Articles

  • Appendicitis
    ... The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine, also called the colon. The appendix is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no know...
  • Barrett's Esophagus
    ... Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus, the muscular tube that carries food and saliva from the mouth to the stomach, changes so that some of its lining is replaced by a type of...
  • Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
    ... Bleeding in the digestive tract is a symptom of a disease rather than a disease itself. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions, some of which are life threatening. Most c...
  • Celiac Disease
    ... Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, wh...
  • Constipation
    ... The lower digestive tract Constipation is passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week. People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to ...
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
    ... In cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), people experience bouts or cycles of severe nausea and vomiting that last for hours or even days and alternate with longer periods of no symptoms. CVS occurs mostly ...
  • Diarrhea
    ... Diarrhea--loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day--is a common problem that usually lasts a day or two and goes away on its own without any special treatment. However, prolonge...
  • Digestive Diseases Dictionary
    ... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
    ... Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots, like an inner tube that pokes through weak places in a tire. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Pouches (plural)...
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    ... The digestive system Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (en-doh-SKAH-pik REH-troh-grayd koh-LAN-jee-oh-PANG-kree-uh-TAH-gruh-fee) (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the l...

Resources