Acid reflux happens when the lower esophageal sphincter in the throat doesn’t close, enabling acid to migrate backwards into the esophagus.
An anal fissure is a tiny tear or cut in the tissue lining of the anus that causes discomfort when passing stool, and can cause blood in the stool.
Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues, which causes low iron.
Barrett's Esophagus is a is a complication of GERD that happens when your swallowing tube mimics the tissue lining the intestines.
A biliary obstruction happens when one of the ducts moving bile from your liver to your gallbladder is blocked, stopping bile from passing through.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is a treatable bacterial infection where the body is infected with the germ C. difficile, causing inflammation of the intestine.
Celiac Disease is an immune condition affecting gluten digestion. It causes an autoimmune response that can hurt the lining of the small bowel.
Colitis refers to inflammation in the colon caused by a variety of conditions, including food poisoning, allergies, and irritable bowel disease.
Colorectal cancer is diagnosed when the occurrence of tumorous growths form in the colon. The tumors can begin as small masses called polyps.
Colorectal polyps are growths comprised of cells on the lining of the rectum or colon that need to be addressed because they can develop into cancer.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful irritation in the digestive tract that affects the entire intestinal wall.
CT Scan or CAT Scan
A CT scan is a medical imaging procedure where a picture of the inner portion of the organs can be seen to help diagnose any GI concerns.
Diverticulitis happens when the tiny pouches (diverticula) bulge through the outside intestinal lining. They can become inflamed and infected.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome creates recurring cycles of sickness, causing you to vomit as few as six and as many as 20 times before each attack ends.
Diverticulosis is a condition that happens when tiny crevices of your large bowel bulge outward through the outer portion of the colon.
Dysphagia describes the inability to eat or drink food and liquid as a result of muscle spasms because of not chewing enough, or other complications.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disorder affecting the esophagus that may cause dysphagia, acid reflux, and pain around the stomach.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is a group label used for a range of conditions that affect the ability of your esophagus to move food to your stomach.
Esophagitis is an inflammatory disorder in the esophagus that is caused by allergies, certain medications, and scarring created by acid reflux damage.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is a disorder where fat forms in the liver cells causing liver inflammation, which can evolve into scarring and permanent damage.
A fistula is an atypical tunnel that might form between two hollow organs due to infection, injury, a digestive disorder, or as part of a treatment.
Food intolerance references the body's problems digesting specific foods. Symptoms can include diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain, vomiting, and bloating.
Gastritis describes what happens when the lining of the stomach gets inflamed, irritated, or eroded. It can increase the risk of ulcers and cancer.
Gallbladder disease is an umbrella term for the severe conditions that can afflict your gallbladder, including gallstones, cholecystitis, and others.
GERD is a chronic disease that describes the occurrence of acid reflux, or when stomach acid or bile flows backward into the throat.
Hemorrhoids (or piles) are swollen veins in the lower anus or rectum. They commonly happen when the veins walls in the rectum or anus grow thin.
Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. They vary in type and include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
H. pylori is a bacterial infection present in the stomach that affects the digestive system that can lead to ulcers in the stomach when untreated.
Ileitis is inflammation of the last part of the small intestine. It is commonly associated with Crohn's disease but can be caused by other conditions.
An impacted bowel occurs when hardened stool blocks an intestine. It can cause abdominal pain, loose stool, a swollen stomach, and other symptoms.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease describes swelling in your digestive tract, categorized into two diseases known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome presents as uncomfortable symptoms that happen within the GI tract. They include soreness in the midsection and colon.
Jaundice occurs when the liver cannot process red blood cells. The condition alters the whites of the eyes and skin to a yellowish hue.
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body doesn't produce enough lactase to break down lactose. It can cause various uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
Liver cirrhosis occurs when the liver is inflamed and has permanent damage from conditions like chronic alcohol abuse or late-stage liver disease.
Acute and chronic liver disease prevent the liver from functioning correctly, causing side effects like tiredness, loss of appetite, and confusion.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a condition where fat builds up in the liver but doesn’t cause any outward symptoms or inflammation.
Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed as a result of the digestive juices (or enzymes) attacking the pancreas.
Peptic ulcer disease happens when painful sores or ulcers start to develop on the lining of the stomach. They result in discomfort and bleeding.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that damages the liver's bile ducts, thereby prohibitively damaging liver function.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) inflames, scars, and narrows bile ducts inside and outside the liver. It gradually causes severe liver damage.
Ulcerative colitis is a condition that creates uncomfortable swelling and ulcerations inside one's large intestine and inner lining of the colon.