Common Conditions for Which Gastroenterology is Sought

Common conditions for which gastroenterology is sought include:

  1. Stomach and Intestinal Issues: Symptoms related to the digestive system such as heartburn, reflux disease, difficulty in digestion, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain.
  2. Colon Cancer Screening: Screening for colon cancer through methods like colonoscopy for early detection.
  3. Liver Diseases: Conditions like fatty liver, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), cirrhosis, and other liver diseases.
  4. Gallbladder and Pancreas Issues: Conditions such as gallstones, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and other gallbladder and pancreas problems.
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are inflammatory conditions affecting the intestines.
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Reflux disease caused by the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.
  7. Intra-abdominal Infections: Bacterial infections such as Helicobacter pylori.
  8. Digestive System Cancers: Cancers affecting organs of the digestive system such as stomach cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, etc.
  9. Nutritional Disorders: Conditions like celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and other nutritional disorders.

This is just a sample of common conditions for which people seek gastroenterological care, and it’s important to consult a gastroenterologist for any digestive system complaints or concerns.