What are some gastrointestinal disorders?
Functional disorders are those in which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the GI tract (including the colon and rectum). Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two common examples.
Digestive system diseases. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) –Severe “heartburn” in laymen's language. Weakness of the valve between the esophagus and stomach may allow stomach acid to reflux (regurgitate, backup) into the esophagus and irritate and inflame the lining.
- Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps.
- Digestive System Diseases
- Crohn disease. Crohn disease, chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, usually occurring in the terminal portion of the ileum, the region of the small intestine farthest from the stomach.
- Celiac disease.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Digestive system - You can remove most parts of your digestive tract, as long as there's enough left for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. People live without esophagus, without stomach, and without parts of their intestines.
Many symptoms can signal problems with the GI tract, including: abdominal pain, blood in the stool, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, incontinence, nausea and vomiting and difficulty swallowing, according to the NIH. Among the most widely known diseases of the digestive system is colon cancer.
- Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber. This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
- The first sign of problems in the digestive tract often includes one or more of the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Pain in the belly.
- Information on Common GI Conditions
- Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD.
- Nausea and Vomiting.
- Peptic Ulcer Disease.
- Abdominal Pain Syndrome.
- Belching, Bloating, Flatulence.
- Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder Disorders and Gallstone Pancreatitis.
- Gallstone Pancreatitis.
Updated: 25th November 2019