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Acid Reflux

Backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Acid reflux may result in a taste of regurgitated food or sour liquid in the back of your mouth or a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn).

 

 

Bloating

Identified as gas buildup in your stomach and intestines, bloating is often accompanied by abdominal pain. Passing gas or having a bowel movement may relieve the pain. Bloating may be related to eating fatty foods, stress, anxiety, IBS and other intestinal diseases.

 

 

CAT Scan

A CAT Scan or CT is a painless procedure that uses digital x-ray images to create a 3D reconstruction of your internal organs.

 

 

Celiac Disease

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Symptoms vary including diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, acid reflux, itchy/blistering skin and heartburn. In children, malabsorption can affect growth and development, and intestinal irritation can cause stomach pain, especially after eating.

 

 

Constipation

Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty in passing stool.

 

 

Crohn’s Disease

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s causes an inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition. While there is no known cure, therapies can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of the disease and possibly bring long-term remission.

 

 

Gastritis

A group of conditions that occur with the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Often a result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. Symptoms include indigestion in your upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting.

 

 

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

A chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally bile, flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). Symptoms include acid reflux and heartburn.

 

 

Heartburn

Characteristics of heartburn include a burning sensation in your chest or upper abdomen that can radiate to your neck, and stomach acid that moves into the esophagus and may leave a sour taste in your mouth. Usually occurs after eating or when lying down or bending.

 

 

Hiatal Hernia

Occurs when part of the stomach is pushed upward through your diaphragm. The diaphragm normal has a small opening through which your esophagus passes on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through the opening and cause a hiatal hernia.

 

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A common disorder that affects your large intestine (colon). IBS commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation.

 

 

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

The chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

 

 

Lactose Intolerance

The inability to fully digest the milk sugar (lactose) in dairy products. Common signs and symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloating and gas. Signs and symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after eating or drinking food that contain lactose.

 

 

Stomach Polyps

Masses of cells that form on the inside lining of your stomach, also called gastric polyps. Stomach polyps may cause pain or tenderness when you press on your stomach area, bleeding, and anemia.

 

 

Ulcerative Colitis

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic condition, symptoms usually develop over time.

 

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