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
- 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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For Health Professionals
Research Discoveries & News
- Story of discovery: discoveries moving towards understanding and personalized treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
- Finding a new home—how good (and bad) bacteria colonize the gut
- Primarily home-based cognitive behavior therapy as effective as standard therapy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
- New biomarker to diagnose life-threatening liver disease in children
- NIAID scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition
- An enzyme deficiency contributes to disease symptoms in Prader-Willi syndrome