When the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) doesn't close all the way, acid can seep into the esophagus, causing acid reflux, often known as heartburn.
An anal fissure is a small tear or rip in the lining of the anus that is typically caused by passing a large stool, childbirth, or something else.
Anemia develops when the blood lacks red blood cells and is unable to deliver enough oxygen and could cause health issues if left untreated.
Barrett’s esophagus is connected with GERD and occurs when the regular tissue lining of the esophagus changes to become more like intestinal tissue.
Bile duct obstruction occurs when bile is stopped from processing foods which could make it hard to get rid of waste and could lead to liver disease.
Celiac disease is an immune condition that impacts your body after you eat gluten products and can cause headaches, fatigue, gas, bloating, and more.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is bacteria that contaminates the body, resulting in intestinal problems. The germs infect the body, causing bowel inflammation.
Colitis is a GI condition where the inner lining of the colon is inflamed. Causes can vary and may impact the treatments available.
Colon cancer becomes more common among individuals after age 45, but it can be prevented with routine colonoscopies and colon cancer screenings.
Colorectal polyps are typically benign and often do not lead to symptoms, however, need to be addressed because they can turn cancerous.
Crohn’s disease can affect the entire intestinal wall and beyond and may cause discomfort and symptoms like fever, cramps, rectal bleeding, and more.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome describes episodes of severe vomiting with no specific cause. Episodes can last hours or days, with symptom-free periods.
Diverticulitis occurs when the intestine's outer wall is infected or inflamed. It stems from diverticulosis and has many of the same risk factors.
When small pouches of your intestines bulge through the outer lining of the colon this is called diverticulosis, which can lead to diverticulitis.
Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing food or drink and can be caused by muscle spasms in the throat or esophagus or something else entirely.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease of the esophagus that makes it hard to swallow and may cause acid reflux, and stomach pain.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder happens when esophagus muscles don't contract properly, causing issues with transporting food and liquid to the stomach.
Esophagitis is when the esophagus is inflamed and causes damage to the tissue. It may be caused because of acid accumulation, infection, and more.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is a disease where fat bunches up in the liver cells and can cause hepatitis or even permanent damage if left untreated.
A fistula is an irregular connection between two organs that has four variations. Certain diseases, injuries, or surgeries can cause the condition.
Food intolerance often occurs gradually after eating (typically too much of) certain foods and can have symptoms like bloating, vomiting, and more.
Gallbladder disease encompasses a variety of issues that affect the gallbladder, like gallstones, cholecystitis, and biliary dyskinesia.
Gastritis happens when the stomach lining gets inflamed, irritated, or eroded and can increase the risk of ulcers or cancer, but can be treated.
GERD is when acid reflux is experienced once a week in mild cases or at least two times per week in severe cases and often occurs after age 40.
H. pylori is a bacteria in the stomach that can cause infection and lead to ulcers by attacking the inner lining of the stomach if left untreated.
Hemorrhoids often occur when the vein walls in the rectum or anus become so thin that these inflamed veins protrude or bulge out.
Hepatitis comes in three forms: A, B, and C, and while treatable, can lead to hepatic cancer and loss of liver function if not treated.
Hiatal hernia can occur when a portion of the stomach pushes through the small hole in your diaphragm (hiatus) causing acid buildup and heartburn.
Ileitis is inflammation in the ileum (end of the small bowel where it connects to the large intestine). It causes cramping, diarrhea, or weight loss.
Impacted bowel is an intestinal obstruction that happens when your large or small intestine is blocked, which causes stomach pain and nausea.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD is a common term to describe inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract and presents as either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS can be described as a bunch of long-term symptoms that appear within the digestive system, which can be caused by diet, stress, and more.
Lactose intolerance is defined as the body's inability to produce enough lactase to break down lactose in the dairy products you ingest.
NASH is characterized by the buildup of fat in your liver that is accompanied by inflammation and can cause liver issues and more if not treated.
Pancreatitis is a medical condition that occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and swollen and is prevented from performing its normal role.
Peptic ulcers are open sores located in the stomach or upper small intestine that can result in discomfort, pain, and bleeding.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis is a chronic disease that can lead to permanent liver damage and, if left untreated, liver failure or even death.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a disease that can lead to liver failure, infections, and tumors in the bile duct and liver.
Ulcerative colitis irritates the inner wall of the colon, causing discomfort. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, medication, and/or surgery.
Liver cirrhosis happens when the liver is inflamed due to issues like late-stage liver disease and alcoholism, causing a decline in liver function.
Jaundice happens in newborn babies when bilirubin (yellow byproduct of red blood cells) builds up in the blood, causing yellow-colored skin and eyes.