The digestive system made up of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder helps the body digest food. Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which your body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair.
Some digestive diseases and conditions are acute, lasting only a short time, while others are chronic, or long-lasting.
Children and Teens
Digestive Disease Topics
- Abdominal Adhesions
- Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults
- Anatomic Problems of the Lower GI Tract
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Bowel Control Problems (Fecal Incontinence)
- Celiac Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
- Dumping Syndrome
- Foodborne Illnesses
- GI Bleeding
- Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lactose Intolerance
- Liver Disease
- Ménétrier’s Disease
- Microscopic Colitis
- Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel
- Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)
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Research Discoveries & News
- Understanding how Crohn's Disease treatments affect children's gut microbiome
- Pain expectations: altered brain responses in people with irritable bowel syndrome
- Gut microbial communities shaped by human genetic factors
- Viruses in gut linked to inflammatory bowel disease
- NIH study finds genetic links between common kidney and digestive diseases
- Artificial pancreas technologies excel in real-world tests