Acid reflux is the result of the lower esophageal sphincter not closing completely, allowing acid to flow in reverse up the esophagus causing harm.
An anal fissure is a small tear, or cut, in the tissue that lines the anus called the mucosa. It is a thin, delicate tissue that can rip.
Anastomosis remodeling happens when the stomach narrows after having bariatric surgery
and causes trouble eating, nausea, and more.
Iron deficiency anemia is when you don’t have enough iron in the body, which causes you to stop producing hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells).
Barrett's esophagus is described as what happens when the regular tissue lining your esophagus shifts to match your intestinal cells.
A biliary obstruction is when the bile duct helping to relocate bile from the liver into the gallbladder is blocked by cysts, inflammation, or tumors.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is when the germ clostridioides difficile gets into the body and causes swelling and discomfort in the digestive tract.
Celiac disease is an immune disease that affects your body’s ability to properly breakdown gluten, commonly found in grains, when it is eaten.
Colitis refers to general inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It can have multiple causes including infection and Crohn's disease.
Colon cancer occurs when cancerous growths evolve in your colon, otherwise known as the last portion of your gastrointestinal tract.
Colorectal polyps are masses comprised of a mass of cells on the lining of the rectum of the colon. They can become cancerous, and need removal.
Crohn's disease is referenced as an inflammatory bowel disease that causes irritation in the digestive tract leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is recurrent vomiting, or cycles of vomiting that can be severe, and then subside for a period of time.
Diverticulitis is a GI problem where small pouches or pockets of diverticula protrude through the outer intestinal lining that may become infected.
Diverticulosis is where tiny crevices in your colon push outside the outer wall of the colon. They are most often found on the left side of the colon.
Dysphagia is described as a person’s inability, or difficulty when trying to swallow food or liquid as a result of spams or insufficient chewing.
When you experience fecal incontinence and frequently soil clothes when past the age of toilet training, it is a condition known as encopresis.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a condition that is characterized by inflammation of the esophagus as a response to acid reflux or other reactions.
Esophageal cancer is when you experience abnormal growths in your cells that develop into tumors of the esophagus. It is classified into two types.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is when the muscles in the esophagus fail to contract, interrupting the delivery of food and liquid into your stomach.
An esophageal stricture is a tightening in the esophagus that can block or limit food or liquid from traveling from the throat to the stomach.
Esophageal varices are enlarged veins that are present on the lining of the esophagus that can be life-threatening if they break open and bleed.
Esophagitis is the general inflammation of your esophagus caused by things like acid accumulation, a convergence of white blood cells, and more.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is a condition where fat bunches up in the liver cells, resulting in liver inflammation, which can advance into scarring.
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs in the body because of a GI disease or injury. They can be intestinal, external, or complex.
Food intolerance is when you have difficulty breaking down food types. It develops progressively and happens if you consume food in excess amounts.
Gallbladder disease is described as any conditions are issues that have a negative impact on the bladder like gallstones, cholecystitis, and more.
Gallstones are stone-like objects made of cholesterol or bilirubin that range in size. They can cause extreme pain, or stay stagnant in the body.
Gastritis is the swelling, irritation, or erosion of the lining in the stomach. It elevates the risk of ulcers, stomach bleeding, and cancer.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the term that describes the common occurence of acid regurtation from the stomach into the esophagus.
Gastroparesis is a condition where your stomach muscles are slowed down or don’t move at all, affecting your stomach’s ability to empty food.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach that affects the digestive system causing illness and in some cases, stomach ulcers.
Hemorrhoids (also called piles) are swollen veins located around the lower anus or rectum that occur when the vein walls in the anus are too thin.
Hepatitis causes swelling or inflammation of the liver and is a viral infection that is broken down into common types of hepatitis A, B, and C.
A hiatal hernia happens when the upper section of your stomach bulges up through the hiatus or the small opening in the diaphragm.
Iiletis is when the lower portion of the small intestine is inflamed or irritated, causing weight loss, diarrhea, cramping, or discomfort.
An impacted bowel is caused by a hard mass of stool blocking the bowels in your intestines; if left untreated, it could lead to more severe problems.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common term that describes swelling within your GI tract that’s grouped into two similar GI diseases.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are symptoms that occur causing repeated pain and changes in the bowel movements like diarrhea and constipation.
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body is unable to produce enough lactase to break down lactose in the dairy products you eat or drink.
Jaundice is when bilirubin (a yellow compound generated from destruction of red blood) develops in the liver, causing yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Liver cirrhosis is the result of inflammation and scarring from late-stage liver disease and alcoholism; however, it's possible to regain your health.
The liver is unable to function properly when acute and chronic liver disease is present, causing side effects like loss of appetite and fatigue.
NASH is caused by a buildup of fat in the liver leading to inflammation and damage. However, dietary and lifestyle changes can improve liver health.
Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in the pancreas grow out of control and form into tumors and is often undetected in its early stages.
Pancreatic cysts, which can be cancerous or benign, are pockets of fluid or semisolid matter that cause symptoms like bloating, nausea, and vomiting.
Pancreatic diseases range from pancreatitis to pancreatic cancer, and hereditary pancreatitis. They can cause pain and diarrhea, among other symptoms.
Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and swollen and is prevented from digesting food and/or helping to metabolize sugar.
Peptic ulcers are open sores or ulcerations in the stomach or upper small intestine that can result in pain, bleeding, and discomfort.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
PBC is a rare, chronic, progressive, autoimmune disease that destroys the bile ducts in your liver and could lead to death.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PSC is a chronic liver disease that affects the bile ducts and causes inflammation, scarring, and narrowing, and can lead to liver cirrhosis.
Stomach cancer is cancer that originates in the inner layers of the stomach and can be treated if caught early on, which is why screenings are vital.
Submucosal lesions are growths located under the mucosal layer and are often asymptomatic and benign, but should be routinely observed for change.
Ulcerative colitis is linked to irritable bowel disease and causes inflammation, ulcerations, and painful GI symptoms in the intestinal system.