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.
Infants & Children
Digestive Disease Topics
- Abdominal Adhesions
- Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults
- Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Infants
- 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 & Diverticulitis
- Dumping Syndrome
- Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
- Food Poisoning
- GI Bleeding
- Hirschsprung Disease
- Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lactose Intolerance
- Liver Disease
- Microscopic Colitis
- Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel
- Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)
Healthy Moments Radio
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- Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?
- Diagnosing Celiac Disease
- What Is Celiac Disease?
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- Are Diabetes and Depression Linked?
Digestive Diseases for Health Professionals
Research Discoveries & News
- Cellular response to bacteria may explain why infection sometimes causes stomach cancer
- Identifying the distinguishing features of bile acid diarrhea
- How gut bacteria use a bile acid to keep inflammation in check
- Identifying defects in wound healing in inflammatory bowel disease
- How a gut “feeling” helps digestion
- Chatty neighboring cells promote eosinophilic esophagitis