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Types of Digestive Disorders

Abdominal Pain Syndrome
Abdominal Pain Syndrome

People with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can have a variety of symptoms that range from painless diarrhea or constipation, to pain associated with diarrhea and/or constipation (usually called irritable bowel syndrome).

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Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD
Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD

Acid Reflux Digestive Disorder Find help for acid reflux (GERD) symptoms treatment causes and prevention. Learn more about Barretts Esophagus and esophageal cancer. WebMD provides an overview of acid reflux disease including symptoms causes diagnosis treatments and helpful diet and lifestyle tips. Heartburn also known as acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the central chest or upper central abdomen.

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Belching, Bloating, Flatulence
Belching, Bloating, Flatulence

Belching or passing gas (flatus) is natural and common. Excessive belching or flatus, accompanied by bloating, pain or distention, can occasionally interfere with daily activities or cause embarrassment. But these signs and symptoms usually don't represent any serious underlying condition and are often decreased with simple lifestyle measures.

Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease

Celiac disease tends to run in families, as it is a genetic disorder. If you have a parent, child, brother, or sister who has celiac disease, you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting it yourself. But having the genes for celiac disease doesn't automatically mean you'll get it.

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Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease

What Causes Crohn's Disease? The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. However, it is likely due to an abnormal response of the immune system. Food or bacteria in the intestines, or even the lining of the bowel may cause the uncontrolled inflammation associated with Crohn's disease. Who Gets Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is often inherited.

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Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis

What Is Diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is inflammation or infection of small pouches called diverticula that develop along the walls of the intestines. The formation of the pouches themselves is a relatively benign condition known as diverticulosis.

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Dyspepsia/Indigestion
Dyspepsia/Indigestion

Indigestion is often a sign of an underlying problem, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, or gallbladder disease, rather than a condition of its own. Also called dyspepsia, it is defined as a persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen.

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Gallstone Pancreatitis
Gallstone Pancreatitis

In most cases, acute pancreatitis is caused by gallstones or heavy alcohol use. Other causes include medications, autoimmune disease, infections, trauma, metabolic disorders, and surgery. In up to 15% of people with acute pancreatitis, the cause is unknown.

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Gallstones
Gallstones

Other digestive problems, including bloating, indigestion and heartburn, and gas; How Do Doctors Diagnose Them? If your doctor thinks you may have gallstones, he'll give you a physical exam. You may also get: Blood tests to check for signs of infection or obstruction, and to rule out other conditions. Ultrasound.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD.

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Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. They're rarely dangerous and usually clear up in a couple of weeks. But you should see your doctor to make sure it's not a more serious condition.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

But for people with IBS, daily life is greatly influenced by the way their digestive system behaves. A flare-up of symptoms can mean hours of misery. "IBS is an illness which seems to strike people down," says Roberts, president of the IBS Self Help and Support Group.

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Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and Vomiting

The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning.

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Peptic Ulcer Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease

That happens when your stomach acids etch away your digestive tract’s protective layer of mucus. You may have no symptoms, or you may feel discomfort or burning pain. Peptic ulcers can lead to internal bleeding, which sometimes can mean you’ll need blood transfusions in the hospital. You can have two types of peptic ulcer disease: Gastric ulcer.

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Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that affects your large intestine, or colon. It causes irritation and swelling called inflammation. Eventually that leads to sores called ulcers in the lining there.

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