Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach travels back up into the esophagus because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not working properly.
An anal fissure is a small rip in the tissue lining the anus. These may cause discomfort, bloody stools, and muscle spasms at the anal sphincter.
Anemia/iron deficiency is a condition where low levels of healthy red blood cells make it difficult for blood to transport enough oxygen to the body.
Barrett’s esophagus is a GERD-related complication where the tissue lining the esophagus begins to mirror the tissue that is found in the intestines.
A biliary obstruction occurs when a duct moving bile from the liver to the intestinal tract gets blocked and cannot allow bile to pass as needed.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine after contracting a bacterial infection of Clostridium difficile.
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that can cause long-term digestive problems and is triggered by foods ingested that contain gluten.
Colitis is when the inner lining of the colon becomes inflamed. This generalized inflammation can be caused by many sources such as infection and IBD.
Colon cancer is a serious disease that starts as benign growths in the large intestine (colon). It can often be prevented with routine screenings.
Colorectal polyps are a clump of cells that form on the lining of the rectum or the colon. These polyps are usually harmless but can become cancerous.
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful inflammation of the GI tract, usually affecting the colon and small bowel.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, has no known cause and is characterized by sudden, repeated episodes of vomiting attacks and severe nausea.
Diverticulitis is a complication that occurs following diverticulosis where the diverticula pouches that have formed become infected and swell.
Diverticulosis is a generally mild GI condition where small pouches or pockets, known as diverticula, push through the outer lining of the intestines.
Dysphagia is an inability to ingest food or drink due to having difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can be caused by muscle spasms or internal issues.
(EoE) is usually a response to acid reflux or allergens that causes inflammation in the lining of the esophagus due to eosinophil cell accumulation.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder, or esophageal dysmotility, occurs when the esophagus muscles fail to contract and can’t deliver food or drinks properly.
Esophagitis describes the generalized inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, the tube that transports foods from the mouth to the stomach.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease, or hepatic steatosis, is a condition where fat accumulates in liver cells causing inflammation and scarring, leading to damage.
Fistulae occur when two hollow organs in the body form a tunnel between them. A fistula may be caused by an injury, disease, or be medically induced.
Food intolerance is when the digestive system has difficulty processing certain foods and is characterized by rashes, loose stools, and vomiting.
Gallbladder disease is a term used to describe various conditions involving the gallbladder such as cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, or gallstones.
Gastritis is the inflammation, irritation, or damage to the lining of the stomach which can elevate the risk for stomach bleeding, ulcers, and cancer.
GERD is the occurrence of acid reflux multiple times within a week. It causes acid in the stomach to flow back into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that affects your digestive system. When untreated, it can cause stomach ulcers and harm the inner stomach lining.
Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins present in your anus or rectum. They develop under the skin around the anus and can protrude or bulge.
Hepatitis is a virus that causes inflammation or swelling of the liver and is classified into three variations of severity known as type A, B, and C.
Hiatal hernias happen when the top of your stomach bulges out through the opening in your diaphragm, penetrating into your chest cavity.
Ileitis is inflammation of the ileum, the part of the small bowel where it joins with the small intestine, causing unwanted diarrhea and weight loss.
An impacted bowel is a result of when something blocks your bowels in the large or small intestine causing you to be unable to pass stool or gas.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is describes inflammation in your GI tract that is grouped into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, causing discomfort.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome presents as repeated symptoms within the digestive tract, causing pain in the abdomen and a change in bowel movements.
Jaundice is a condition causing the yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It results when excess levels of bilirubin accumulate in the body.
Lactose intolerance is the result of your body being intolerant to lactose, meaning you don’t have enough of the enzyme lactase to break lactose down.
Liver cirrhosis (hepatic cirrhosis) is a disorder where the liver is inflamed and scarred from late-stage liver disease and chronic alcohol abuse.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a condition where excess fat builds up in the liver, and, over time, can result in liver cirrhosis.
Pancreatitis is what happens when the pancreas becomes swollen and inflamed, hindering its ability to function and help with digestion.
Peptic ulcers are open sores or ulcerations that are present in the stomach or upper small intestine that cause discomfort, bleeding, and pain.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that slowly damages the bile ducts (intrahepatic bile ducts) within the liver.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease that happens when the bile ducts get irritated, scarred, and damaged, resulting in liver cirrhosis.
Ulcerative colitis causes painful swelling and ulcerations inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This form of IBD targets the colon's inner lining.