Acid reflux happens when stomach acid or bile irritates the esophageal lining. It creates a burning pain in the chest that worsens after eating.
An anal fissure is the presence of a tear in the skin tissue that lines the anus. They usually happen as a result of passing hard or large stool.
Anemia (iron deficiency) is a condition where patients don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues.
Barrett’s esophagus happens when the esophageal lining thickens and resembles intestinal tissue. The damage is a result of persistent acid reflux.
Biliary obstruction is when a blockage is present within the tubes that transport bile from the liver to the gallbladder, and small intestine.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is bacteria that develops in the colon. It causes a large intestine infection along with stomach pain, fever, and diarrhea.
Celiac disease is an immune disorder causing damage to the small intestines. It’s triggered when eating foods with gluten, like bread and grains.
Colitis is a type of inflammatory reaction within the colon causing abdominal pain. It is often a result of an autoimmune condition or an infection.
Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is a disease where abnormal cells grow within the colon or rectum. The cell growth causes cancer to form.
A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that exist on the lining of the colon or rectum that can be harmless, or cancerous.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease causing swelling in your GI tract. It results in stomach pain, severe diarrhea, and weight loss.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder that occurs when you have sudden and repeated cycles of severe nausea and vomiting that lasts hours or days.
Diverticulitis is a GI condition where tiny sacs (diverticula) protrude beyond the outer lining of the intestine, and they can get infected and swell.
Diverticulosis develops when the small bulging pouches, called diverticula, develop in the digestive tract and become inflamed or infected.
Dysphagia is described as difficulty swallowing. This happens when you take more time to move food or liquid from the mouth into the stomach.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system condition where white blood cells build up in the esophagus, causing damage and inflammation.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is when muscles in the esophagus fail to contract, hindering the proper transport of food and liquids to your stomach.
Esophagitis is inflammation that can damage the tissues of the esophagus. It is a painful condition that causes difficulty swallowing and chest pain.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is when fat forms in the liver cells, creating liver inflammation that can turn into scarring and irreversible damage.
Fistulas are abnormal tunnels connecting two organs or vessels that don’t usually connect. They can develop between the intestine or around the anus.
Food intolerance is described as difficulty in digesting certain foods. This can happen gradually if you eat too much or a particular food too often.
Gallbladder disease describes a variety of conditions that negatively impact the gallbladder. It can range from gallstones to sclerosing cholangitis.
Gallstones are hardened deposits of bile (digestive fluid) that form in the gallbladder. The stones range in size and cause intense stomach pain.
Gastritis refers to inflammation in the lining of the stomach. This condition can elevate the odds of stomach bleeding, ulcers, or stomach cancer.
Gastroparesis slows or stops the muscles from pushing food through the stomach. This interrupts digestion and increases the risk of malnutrition.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the esophagus, causing irritation of the esophagus lining.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterial infection that is present in your stomach causing aches, bloody stools, loss of appetite, and more.
Hemorrhoids (piles) are the presence of swollen veins in your anus or lower rectum. Symptoms include irritation, itching, swelling, and bleeding.
Hepatitis is a virus causing inflammation of the liver. The virus is split into three different types A, B, and C and range in severity.
Hiatal hernias occur when the upper part of the stomach bulges through the large muscle that separates your abdomen and chest.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease describes disorders like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis that cause inflammation of the tissues in the GI tract.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disorder affecting the large intestine that causes cramping, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
Ileitis describes the inflammation of the ileum (a portion of the small intestine). It causes cramps in the abdomen, fistulas, diarrhea, and more.
An impacted bowel is an intestinal obstruction happening when a hard mass of stool develops. This blocks stool from passing through the intestines.
Jaundice causes a yellowish hue to develop in the whites of the eyes and skin. It is the result of a buildup of bilirubin in the blood.
Lactose intolerance happens when individuals are unable to fully digest the lactose (sugar) in milk, causing stomach bloating, diarrhea, and gas.
Liver cirrhosis happens when the liver is inflamed and scarred because of issues like liver disease, or as a result of chronic alcohol abuse.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) consists of two types of liver disease involving excess fat buildup in your liver, in addition to inflammation.
Pancreatitis describes inflammation of the pancreas. It can be caused by infection, cancer, autoimmune diseases, gallstones, and more.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that cause stomach pain. They develop on the inside lining of the stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the liver bile ducts are slowly destroyed because of inflammation and scar tissue.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a disease affecting the bile ducts. It can make the bile ducts irritated, scarred, damaged, and constricted.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease impacting the inner lining of your colon and rectum, causing ulcers and inflammation.