GI Problems & Diseases
 
 
 Achalasia (rare swallowing disorder)
 
Barretts Esophagus (change in the lining of the esophagus)
 
Celiac Disease (sensitivity to gluten in wheat, rye & barley)
 
Crohn's Disease (type of inflammatory bowel disease)
 
 
Colonic Diseases (diseases of the colon)
 
Constipation (bowel movements fewer than 3 times a week)
 
Diarrhea (Loose, watery stools more than 3 times a day)
 
Diverticulitis (infected pouches in colon/large intestine)
 
Diverticulosis (pouches formed in colon/large intestine)
 
Dysmotility (problems with movements in digestive system)
 
Dyspepsia (indigestion)
 
Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
 
Enteritis (inflammation of small intestine)
 
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing (death of intestinal tissue)
 
Esophagitis  (inflammation of esophagus)
 
Functional Disorder (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Gallstones (hardened substances in the bile which can block the bile ducts)
 
Gas (belching, burping, flatulence)
 
Gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining)
 
Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
 
Gastroparesis (type of malfunction of stomach)
 
GERD (heartburn)
 
Hemorrhoids (inflamed veins in rectum/anus area)
 
Hiatal Hernia (stomach bulging through opening in diaphragm)
 
Indigestion (upset stomach)
 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (disorder that causes inflamed intestines)
 
Intestinal Obstruction (blockage that prevents food and/or liquids from passing through intestine)
 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (disorder of large bowel/colon causing pain, cramping, diarrhea, or constipation)
 
Ischemic Colitis (disorder where part of the large bowl/colon becomes inflamed/injured)
 
Liver Diseases (link to diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice, hemochromatosis)
 
Lynch Syndrome  (HNPCC) hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, an inherited condition that increases the risk for colon and other cancers
 
Neuronal Intestinal Dysplasia (NID) (now called Slow Transit Constipation cause by slow movement of waste through large intestine)

Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas caused when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself)
 
Peptic Ulcer (a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine)
 
Proctitis (inflammation in lining of the rectum)
 
Stomach Disorders (link to information on problems like indigestion, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and GERD)
 
Ulcerative Colitis (ulcers in the lining of the colon and rectum)
 
 
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Last updated: June 7, 2013