GI diseases

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases encompass a wide range of conditions that affect the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. These conditions can vary in severity and may have different causes.

Here are some common GI diseases:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Chronic condition where stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus, leading to symptoms like heartburn.

Peptic Ulcer Disease: Open sores that develop on the inner lining of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Inflammation can occur anywhere in the digestive tract. Inflammation primarily in the colon and rectum.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Functional disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits without identifiable structural abnormalities.

Celiac Disease: Autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten, causing damage to the small intestine.

Gallstones: Hardened deposits in the gallbladder that can block the flow of bile.

Liver Cirrhosis: Scarring of the liver tissue, often resulting from long-term liver damage.

Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas

Diverticulitis: Inflammation or infection of small pouches (diverticula) that can form in the walls of the colon.

Colorectal Cancer: Cancer that begins in the colon or rectum.