Acid reflux occurs when the muscle between the esophagus and stomach is weak, allowing stomach acid to enter the esophagus and cause heartburn.
Anal fissures are small cuts in the thin tissue lining the anus; if you experience chronic anal fissures, contact a GI specialist for treatment.
Anemia occurs when there is a low level of red blood cells in your body, resulting in insufficient amounts of oxygen throughout your body.
Barrett's esophagus is the damage to your esophagus caused by chronic GERD; if left untreated, this condition may result in a more invasive procedure.
When ducts that move bile from the liver to the gallbladder are blocked, a biliary obstruction occurs; they can cause severe damage if left untreated.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis occurs when C. difficile bacteria causes inflammation of the colon; if left untreated, it could cause a more severe condition.
Celiac disease occurs when gluten enters the digestive system, activating an immune response; contact a GI specialist to help manage your symptoms.
Colitis occurs when the tissue lining the digestive tract is inflamed; there are different forms of colitis that can cause different GI symptoms.
Colorectal cancer occurs when tumorous masses develop in the colon; this cancer can be prevented. See a GI specialist to learn more about prevention.
Colorectal polyps are benign growths that arise in the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Though often harmless, these polyps can become cancerous.
Crohn's disease causes painful inflammation in your digestive tract, usually in the small intestine and colon; contact a GI provider to be assessed.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
CVS is described as cycles of persistent vomiting; if left untreated, CVS can cause severe damage to your body. Consult a GI specialist immediately.
Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs after diverticulosis; it is the infection or swelling of the small pouches caused by diverticulosis.
Diverticulosis is when small pouches formed inside the intestine bulge outside the outer part of the intestine; seek a specialist for management.
Dysphagia is the difficulty or inability to swallow food or liquid; there are different factors that can cause this. See a GI provider to be assessed.
EoE occurs when certain white blood cells accumulate in the esophagus, causing inflammation; with the help of a GI provider, it can be managed.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the musculature of the esophagus does not contract, making it difficult to swallow food or liquids.
Esophagitis is described as the inflammation of your esophagus that causes heartburn, pain in your chest, and other uncomfortable GI symptoms.
Fatty Liver Disease
FLD is a condition where fat builds up in your liver cells; if left untreated, more serious conditions like hepatitis or liver cirrhosis can develop.
A fistula is an abnormal pathway between two organs; fistulae can affect your GI system in different ways and should be assessed by a specialist.
Food allergies occur when your body mistakenly identifies a food protein as harmful and releases histamines to attack it, causing a reaction.
Food intolerance is the difficulty breaking down specific foods and is different from a food allergy; it commonly causes uncomfortable GI symptoms.
Food sensitivity can cause GI symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, and bloating; your symptoms can be identified and managed by a GI specialist.
Gallbladder disease refers to multiple conditions that negatively impact the gallbladder; seek help from a provider to have your symptoms assessed.
Gastritis is described as the swelling, irritation, or wearing away of the protective lining of your stomach; symptoms can include gas and vomiting.
GERD is a recurring condition where stomach acid enters your esophagus; it often presents as heartburn or other uncomfortable GI symptoms.
You may have a gluten sensitivity if you experience symptoms like bloating, nausea, or fatigue after consuming gluten; seek help to manage symptoms.
H. pylori is a bacteria found in your stomach that attacks your digestive system; if left untreated, it can cause ulcers and even stomach cancer.
Hemorrhoids are a common condition where veins near the lower rectum or anus become irritated and can result in multiple uncomfortable symptoms.
Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes swelling or inflammation of the liver; common variants include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
Hiatal hernias occur when part of your stomach pushes through your diaphragm and into your esophagus; if left untreated, this can lead to GI issues.
Ileitis is the irritation or inflammation in the last part of the small bowel that meets the large intestine; seek a GI provider to be assessed.
An impacted bowel happens when a hardened stool blocks the function of your small or large intestine and causes symptoms like headache or nausea.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD describes the irritation in your digestive tract; if left untreated, IBD could develop into a more serious condition. Contact a GI provider today.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is described as the various lasting symptoms in your GI tract like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; symptoms can be managed by a GI specialist.
Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by a buildup of bilirubin; it can be treated with the help of a GI provider.
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not create enough lactase to break down lactose, causing uncomfortable GI symptoms like nausea and gas.
Liver cirrhosis is the condition that occurs when the liver becomes inflamed and scarred; if left untreated, this condition could become fatal.
NASH is the inflammation and buildup of fat in your liver; if left untreated, this condition can cause serious health problems like liver failure.
Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas is swollen and inflamed; this prohibits it from performing its primary functions and should be treated quickly.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in the stomach or small intestine and cause pain and bleeding; see a GI specialist for treatment options.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
PBC is a rare liver condition that damages the bile ducts in your liver; it is a condition that can be fatal if left untreated.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PSC is a chronic liver condition that affects the bile ducts outside and inside the liver; if left untreated, serious health conditions could develop.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of IBD and creates uncomfortable swelling and ulcerations in your large intestine; symptoms can be managed with help.