Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter fails to close, allowing stomach acid to enter the esophagus.
Anal abscesses form when the areas around the anal glands become clogged or infected, leading to symptoms like inflammation, pain, and constipation.
An anal fissure is a small cut that can occur in the soft tissue lining the anus, leading to discomfort and visible blood in bowel movements.
An anal fistula is a tunnel formed under the skin connecting the anal canal to the skin of the buttocks, causing fevers, pain and swelling, and more.
Anemia, commonly caused by iron deficiency, is a condition in which your blood lacks the healthy red cells needed to transport oxygen around the body.
Barrett's esophagus is a complication of GERD in which the lining of the esophagus changes to more closely resemble the lining of the small intestine.
Usually caused by gallstones, biliary obstructions block bile from breaking down the fats you consume, disrupting your digestive (and overall) health.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis occurs when the colon becomes inflamed as a result of bacterial infection, with symptoms ranging from minor to life-threatening.
Celiac disease (celiac sprue) is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the small intestine, blocking you from getting vital nutrients.
Colitis describes the swelling of the inner lining of the colon and can come in many forms; it can cause symptoms like diarrhea, cramps, and fatigue.
Colon cancer can be a life-threatening condition if it goes undetected too long, but it's largely preventable with proactive care and early treatment.
Colorectal (or colon) polyps are growths that form in the rectum or colon and may progress to colorectal cancer over time if left untreated.
Crohn's disease causes the GI tract to become inflamed, causing painful symptoms that sometimes progress to life-threatening health complications.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) causes recurring vomiting episodes in which you may throw up anywhere from six to 20 times before the episode ends.
Diverticulitis, a potential complication of diverticulosis, is a condition that causes the outer intestinal wall to become infected and inflamed.
Diverticulosis is a disease in which small sacs bulge through the outer wall of the colon. Diverticulitis may develop if these sacs become infected.
People suffering from dysphagia struggle to swallow food or liquid, either because of muscle spasms, nerve damage, or other internal issues.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a condition brought on by inflammation of the esophagus and can cause coughing, pain, acid reflux, and more.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is a label that includes a range of disorders affecting the esophageal muscles, making it difficult to swallow food.
An esophageal stricture occurs when built-up scar tissue develops as a result of acid reflux, making it difficult to swallow food or liquids.
Esophagitis is a condition in which the esophagus (the pipe that moves food from the mouth to the stomach) becomes inflamed, making eating difficult.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is a disorder caused by a buildup of fat in the liver, leading to swelling, scarring, and potentially liver cirrhosis and failure.
A fistula is an abnormal passage between two hollow organs that may develop as a consequence of disease or injury. They may also be medically induced.
Food intolerance describes the body's struggle to digest certain kinds of foods, with symptoms including diarrhea, swelling, vomiting, and fatigue.
Gallbladder disease is an umbrella term for a list of ailments that can attack your gallbladder, including cholecystitis, gallstones, and more.
Gastric cancer (also known as stomach cancer) refers to rampant cell growth that starts along the stomach's inner wall and spreads to nearby organs.
Gastritis refers to irritation or inflammation of the stomach lining, leading to heartburn, bloating, vomiting, and a range of other GI symptoms.
A complication of frequent acid reflux, GERD is a disorder that develops as the esophagus becomes scarred and irritated from exposure to stomach acid.
Gastroparesis can slow or stop the muscles that push food through the stomach, disrupting your digestion and putting you at risk of malnutrition.
Helicobacter (H. pylori) is a bacteria that’s found in your stomach that impacts your digestive system, causing ulcers when not treated properly.
Hemochromatosis is when an excess of iron builds up in the body, causing major damage to organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas.
Hemorrhoids (piles) happen when the vein walls are extremely thin near the lower rectum and anus, causing the veins to protrude or bulge.
Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes swelling or inflammation of the liver and can consist of three different types known as type A, B, and C.
Hiatal hernias are when a portion of your stomach pushes up in the hiatus (a part of your diaphragm) and enters your chest caused by weakened muscles.
Ileitis is a condition that causes swelling and discomfort of the ileum (the part of the small bowel) that causes cramping, diarrhea, and weight loss.
An impacted bowel is when something is blocking the function of the small or large intestine that causes abdominal pain, a swollen stomach, and more.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is irritation present in your gastrointestinal tract that is grouped into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome happens when symptoms like soreness in the stomach, colon, and other parts of the GI system arise on a consistent basis.
Jaundice is when the skin and eyes become yellowish due to bilirubin and the liver can’t break it down or remove it from the blood quickly enough.
Lactose intolerance is when the body is intolerant of lactose because it won’t generate enough of the enzyme lactase to break up the lactose.
Liver cirrhosis is what happens when the liver is inflamed and scarred from issues like chronic alcohol abuse or late-stage liver disease.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is when a buildup of fat in your liver and/or inflammation is present. Without proper care it can impact liver function.
Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia Syndrome
Non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome is the presence of recurring signs and symptoms of indigestion and abdominal pain that doesn't have a specific cause.
Pancreatitis is when the pancreas becomes inflamed and swollen, preventing proper function and affecting food digestion and insulin circulation.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that occur in the stomach or upper small intestine. These sores cause discomfort, bleeding, and pain.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an uncommon degenerative immune system condition that will gradually damage the bile ducts in the liver.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a disease that impacts the liver bile ducts making them irritated, damaged, and narrowed, causing liver cirrhosis.
Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes irritating inflammation and ulcerations within your intestinal system, most often in the colon.