Gastrointestinal Disorders

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Gastrointestinal diseases target the GI(gastrointestinal) tract that extends from the mouth to the anus. The two types of gastrointestinal diseases are functional diseases and structural diseases. The condition in which the GI tract looks normal but fails to move properly is known as functional gastrointestinal disease.If the bowel movements look abnormal and don’t work as supposed to, then it indicates the presence of structural gastrointestinal disease. At Halsted, we offer you expert care and treatment for any gastrointestinal discomfort you face. Your health is always our first priority.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

GERD( Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease)
IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Ulcers
Kidney Stones
Gall Stones
Appendicitis
GERD is a digestive system disorder in which the contents inside the stomach flows back to the food pipe(oesophagus). GERD is also known as acid reflux. It can cause a burning sensation in your chest, and that sensation can radiate from the stomach to the throat. This sensation is known as heartburn.
Causes
  • The lower oesophagal sphincter( LES) becomes weak.
  • The LES starts to relax frequently.
Symptoms
  • Heartburn ( a burning sensation in the chest)
  • Voice turns hoarse
  • A lump like feeling in your throat
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty in swallowing food
  • Frequent burping and bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dental caries
IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine. In IBS, a group of symptoms can occur together. The severity of these symptoms can vary from one person to another. In very rare cases, IBS can cause damages to the intestine.
Causes
  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Food allergies
Symptoms
  • Stomach cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Excessive gas
  • Stomach pain/ bloating
  • Presence of mucus in stools
  • Diarrhoea/ Constipation
Ulcers can be painful and hence require extreme care and attention. An ulcer refers to a wound, lesion, sore, or erosion in the innermost stomach lining, food pipe (oesophagus), or duodenum ( the first portion of the intestine). Depending on the ulcer’s position, it may be referred to as duodenal ulcer or gastric ulcer. The general term for ulcer is peptic ulcer.
Causes
  • Bacterial infection
  • Long term usage of NSAIDs ( nonsteroidal
    anti-inflammatory drugs)
Symptoms
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion/ bloating
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Sweating at night
  • Vomiting
  • Burping
Kidney stones refer to the hard deposits made of salts and minerals present in your kidney. It occurs when the urine volume is reduced or when the stones forming substances are found in excess within the urine.
Causes
  • Diet plans
  • Medical conditions
  • Excess body weight
  • Certain medications/health supplements.
Symptoms
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling restless
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
Galls stones are also known as cholelithiasis. Gall stones refer to the biliary tract formations present within the gallbladder. It might remain unnoticed for an extended period and might develop slowly but harmfully. It can obstruct the flow of bile and cause biliary colic development.
Causes
  • Presence of excess cholesterol in the bile
  • Excessive bilirubin in the bile
  • Gall bladder fails to empty properly.
Symptoms
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sudden and intense pain on the right side of the abdomen
  • Sudden and intense pain in the centre of the abdomen
  • Back pain between the shoulder blades
  • Pain in the right side of the shoulder
Appendix refers to the finger-shaped pouch present at the bottom portion of the colon. When the appendix gets inflamed, it is known as appendicitis. The condition can be chronic or acute. It usually causes an emergency and demands immediate medical attention.
Causes
  • Bowel diseases
  • Presence of growths, parasites, or stool in the appendiceal lumen
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Infection of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Blockage of the appendix opening
Symptoms
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sudden pain that begins from your navel and then shifts to the lower abdomen
  • Pain that worsens when you walk, cough or move
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea/ Constipation
  • Fever that gets worse when the illness progress
  • Bloating

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