Health Information

Digestive Disorders

  • Barrett's Esophagus

    Detailed information on Barrett's esophagus, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Celiac Disease

    Detailed information on celiac disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.

  • Constipation

    Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. Generally, a person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements result in passage of small amounts of hard, dry stool.

  • Digestive Diagnostic Procedures

    Detailed information on the most common procedures used to diagnosis digestive disorders

  • Diarrhea

    Detailed information on diarrhea, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Digestive Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common types of digestive disorders, including appendicitis, Barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, constipation, crohn's disease, diarrhea, diverticular disease, gas, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastr

  • Diverticular Disease

    Detailed information on diverticular disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Detailed information on esophageal cancer, including symptoms, stages, types, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Gas in the Digestive Tract

    Detailed information on gas in the digestive tract, including a list of foods that cause gas, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Gastroparesis

    Detailed information on gastroparesis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Gastritis

    Detailed information on gastritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Glossary - Digestive Disorders

    Glossary of terms relating to digestive disorders for patients and consumers

  • Helicobacter Pylori

    Detailed information on helicobacter pylori, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are blood vessels normally present in and around the anus and lower rectum that have become swollen because of stretching under pressure. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women.

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease. The hepatitis A virus is transmitted by eating food or drinking water contaminated with infected feces.

  • Hepatitis B

    Detailed information on hepatitis B, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hepatitis C

    Detailed information on hepatitis C, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hiatal Hernia

    Detailed information on hiatal hernias, including causes and treatment

  • Digestive System: An Overview

    Detailed information on how the digestive system works, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the digestive system

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn

    Gastroesophageal reflux is the return of acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up into the esophagus.

  • Crohn's Disease

    Detailed information on Crohn's disease, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Detailed information on ulcerative colitis, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    A person with IBS has a colon that is more sensitive and reactive than usual, so it responds strongly to stimuli that would not affect other people.

  • Home Page - Digestive Disorders

    Detailed information on digestive disorders, including anatomy of the digestive system, digestive disorders diagnosis, digestive disorders medications, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer

  • Indigestion

    Although indigestion may be the result of a disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract, most often it is caused by eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations.

  • Inguinal Hernia

    Detailed information on inguinal hernias, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Medications and the Digestive System

    Medications taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, while usually safe and effective, may create harmful effects in some people.

  • Online Resources - Digestive Disorders

    List of online resources to find additional information on digestive disorders

  • Peritonitis

    Detailed information on peritonitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Topic Index - Digestive Disorders

    Detailed information on digestive disorders, including anatomy of the digestive system, digestive disorders diagnosis, digestive disorders medications, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer

  • Stomach Cancer

    Detailed information on stomach cancer, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers (Peptic Ulcers)

    Detailed information on stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, and peptic ulcers

  • Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI)

    Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed

  • Viral Hepatitis Overview

    Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c

  • Intra-Abdominal Abscess

    An intra-abdominal abscess is a collection of pus or infected fluid that is surrounded by inflamed tissue inside the abdomen. It can involve any abdominal organ, or it can settle in the folds of the bowel.

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    If you have Zollinger-Ellison sydromes, you likely have one or more tumors in your duodenum (the first part of the small intestine), your pancreas, or both organs.