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Other Digestive Disorders

There are many disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Some, like gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and hiatal hernias can cause heartburn. Others may not heartburn as a symptoms, but because some people who have one of the above mentioned conditions also have other disorders of the digestive system, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), information is provided for these also.

What You Need to Know About Heartburn-Related Digestive Disorders
Having the facts about heartburn related digestive disorders can help you get earlier diagnosis.

What You Need to Know About Gallstones
Have you been diagnosed with gallstones? Do you suspect you have gallstones? This information is what you need to know about gallstones.

What Is Gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis is a condition signified by slow stomach emptying. It can also cause complications.

What Are the Symptoms of Gastroparesis?
Symptoms of gastroparesis can vary from person to person, but there are a few common symptoms to look for.

What Are the Causes of Gastroparesis?
There can be various causes of gastroparesis, but the most common cause is diabetes.

What is the Treatment for Gastroparesis?
Depending on the symptoms you have, there are various treatment options for gastroparesis.

What Causes Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Esophagus
Bleeding may occur anywhere in the GI tract. These are some of the causes of bleeding in the esophagus.

Symptoms of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that is sudden and severe. The symptoms of acute GI bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract the bleeding is occurring.

What Causes Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding in the Stomach?
There can be various causes of bleeding in the stomach. These can include ulcers and cancer.

Symptoms of Chronic Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chronic bleeding is bleeding that is usually light, and can either continue for a long time or start and stop in a short period of time. The symptoms of chronic GI bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract the bleeding is occurring.

Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Bleeding in the digestive tract isn't a disease but is a symptom of a disease. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions, and may be either acute or chronic. Some instances of bleeding are life threatening. Learn what causes bleeding in the digestive tract.

Your Guide to Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Appendicitis
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, there is no effective medical therapy, so appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. When treated promptly, most patients recover without difficulty. Learn what the causes and symptoms of appendicitis are.

What are gallstones?
Learn about the two types of gallstones and how they form.

What Causes Gallstones?
There are several factors that can contribute to the development of gallstones, including gender and ethnicity. It is important to know all the known causes of gallstones.

What are the symptoms of gallstones?
Symptoms of gallstones are often called a gallstone "attack" because they occur suddenly. Learn what the symptoms of a typical attack are, and the symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

How are gallstones diagnosed?
Many gallstones are discovered by accident during tests for other problems. But when gallstones are suspected to be the cause of symptoms, the doctor is able one of several tests to determine if gallstones are present

What is the Treatment for Gallstones?
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of gallstones.

Symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES) is a rare disorder that causes one or more tumors to form in the pancreas or the upper part of the small intestine called the duodenum. It is important to know the symptoms.

Symptoms of Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Knowing the symptoms can help you receive diagnosis and treatment earlier.

Symptoms of Gastritis
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Knowing the symptoms of gastritis will help you receive the needed diagnosis and treatment sooner.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is a disorder that causes one or more tumors to form in the pancreas or the upper part of the small intestine called the duodenum.

Gastritis - The Basics
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Several things can cause gastritis, one of which is chronic bile reflux. Although it doesn't cause heartburn, some of the symptoms are similar to those produced by heartburn, and it's treated in a similar way to GERD, by taking medication to reduce stomach acid.

Digestive Disorder Screening Quizzes
If you suspect you are suffering from a digestive disorder, these quizzes can give you a starting point in your discussion of a diagnosis with your doctor. They are for informational purposes only, but they may help you in your discusses with your doctor.

Why Does Smoking Cause Heartburn?
Learn why smoking can increase your chances of experiencing heartburn.

Digestive Disorders Help Articles
Sometimes when a person suffers from GERD or a hiatal hernia, they may also have another digestive disorder. Here is some information about those disorders.

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