Digestive Disorders

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Overview

Digestive disorders are very common. Some of the most common ones are listed below:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Acid reflux disease

Causes

There are many causes which can be attributed to the development of digestive disorders, and they are listed below:

  • Infection
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Genetic factors
  • Food intolerances

Symptoms

The symptoms vary with the specific disorder, but the following are the general symptoms associated with most of these disorders:

Diagnosis

The diagnostic tests used to identify digestive system disorders are mostly pretty basic:

  • Ultrasound abdomen
  • CT scan abdomen
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood anti-gliadin antibody levels
  • Colonoscopy

Treatment

The treatment of each specific disorder varies, some of the common treatments implied in these disorders can be listed as follows:

  • Anti-biotics
  • Diet changes
  • Anti-motility drugs
  • Laxatives
  • Immunomodulators
  • Steroids
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