Conditions

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Conditions

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Acid Reflux & Gerd

Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach travels back up into the esophagus because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not working properly. GERD is the occurrence of acid reflux multiple times within a week, which causes acid in the stomach to flow back into the esophagus, causing heartburn.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small rip in the tissue lining the anus. These may cause discomfort, bloody stools, and muscle spasms at the anal sphincter.

Anemia/Iron Deficiency

Anemia/iron deficiency is a condition where low levels of healthy red blood cells make it difficult for blood to transport enough oxygen to the body.

Barrett’s Esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is a GERD-related complication where the tissue lining the esophagus begins to mirror the tissue that is found in the intestines.

C. Difficile Colitis

C. difficile colitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine after contracting a bacterial infection of Clostridium difficile.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that can cause long-term digestive problems and is triggered by foods ingested that contain gluten.

Colitis

Colitis is when the inner lining of the colon becomes inflamed. This generalized inflammation can be caused by many sources such as infection and IBD.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a serious disease that starts as benign growths in the large intestine (colon). It can often be prevented with routine screenings.

Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal polyps are a clump of cells that form on the lining of the rectum or the colon. These polyps are usually harmless but can become cancerous.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful inflammation of the GI tract, usually affecting the colon and small bowel.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis is a generally mild GI condition where small pouches or pockets, known as diverticula, push through the outer lining of the intestines.

Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a generally mild GI condition where small pouches or pockets, known as diverticula, push through the outer lining of the intestines.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is an inability to ingest food or drink due to having difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can be caused by muscle spasms or internal issues.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

(EoE) is usually a response to acid reflux or allergens that causes inflammation in the lining of the esophagus due to eosinophil cell accumulation.

Esophageal Motility Disorder

Esophageal motility disorder, or esophageal dysmotility, occurs when the esophagus muscles fail to contract and can’t deliver food or drinks properly.

Esophagitis

Esophagitis describes the generalized inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, the tube that transports foods from the mouth to the stomach.

Fatty Liver Disease & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Fatty liver disease, or hepatic steatosis, is a condition where fat accumulates in liver cells causing inflammation and scarring, leading to damage. NASH is a condition where excess fat builds up in the liver, and, over time, can result in liver cirrhosis.

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is a term used to describe various conditions involving the gallbladder such as cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, or gallstones.

Gastritis & Peptic Ulcers

Gastritis is the inflammation, irritation, or damage to the lining of the stomach which can elevate the risk for stomach bleeding, ulcers, and cancer, while peptic ulcers are open sores or ulcerations that are present in the stomach or upper small intestine.

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that affects your digestive system. When untreated, it can cause stomach ulcers and harm the inner stomach lining.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins present in your anus or rectum. They develop under the skin around the anus and can protrude or bulge.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a virus that causes inflammation or swelling of the liver and is classified into three variations of severity known as type A, B, and C.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias happen when the top of your stomach bulges out through the opening in your diaphragm, penetrating into your chest cavity.

Ileitis

Ileitis is inflammation of the ileum, the part of the small bowel where it joins with the small intestine, causing unwanted diarrhea and weight loss.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is describes inflammation in your GI tract that is grouped into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, causing discomfort.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome presents as repeated symptoms within the digestive tract, causing pain in the abdomen and a change in bowel movements.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the result of your body being intolerant to lactose, meaning you don’t have enough of the enzyme lactase to break lactose down.

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis (hepatic cirrhosis) is a disorder where the liver is inflamed and scarred from late-stage liver disease and chronic alcohol abuse.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is what happens when the pancreas becomes swollen and inflamed, hindering its ability to function and help with digestion.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary biliary cholangitis is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that slowly damages the bile ducts (intrahepatic bile ducts) within the liver.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease that happens when the bile ducts get irritated, scarred, and damaged, resulting in liver cirrhosis.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis causes painful swelling and ulcerations inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This form of IBD targets the colon’s inner lining.