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
- Food Poisoning
- 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
- A common fungus sets the stage for successful fecal microbiota transplantation in people with ulcerative colitis
- Studies show role of human gut microbiome in nutrient absorption
- New Mouse Model Mimics Celiac Disease in People
- Story of Discovery: Pancreatitis in Children
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- A Cellular Signature Reveals Why Current Crohn’s Disease Therapy Does Not Work for Some People