Diseases or conditions that occur within the gastrointestinal tract are referred to as gastrointestinal disorders. Many of the gastrointestinal disorders show similar symptoms, so it’s important to recognize them accurately to get the right treatment.
Here are some common gastrointestinal disorders, their symptoms, and effective treatment options:
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that get formed in your gallbladder which is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen. Gallstones are formed when:
It occurs when stomach acid refluxes back up into your esophagus. People with asthma are at a higher risk of developing GERD. It mostly occurs after meals or at night.
It is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. This disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, but mostly affects the terminal ileum, which connects the beginning of the colon and end of the small bowel.
Signs vary from one person to another person depending on which part of the digestive tract is affected, but generally include:
It affects the large intestine, and the signs may vary from person to person. Certain medicines, foods, and emotional stress can cause this condition.
It is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in rye, wheat, and barley. If you have this disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine which damages your small intestine and prevents the absorption of some nutrients.
It is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting ulcers and inflammation in your digestive tract which affects the rectum and innermost lining of your large intestine.
If you notice any symptoms of these gastrointestinal disorders, consult your doctor immediately for early diagnosis so you can get the right treatment on time. Practice good bowel habits, maintain a healthy lifestyle and undergo cancer screening to prevent these disorders.