Acid reflux is a GI condition where acid reverses back into the esophagus, causing painful heartburn due to the LES's failure to close completely.
Anal fissures are small tears occurring in the tissue lining the anus, which may cause symptoms like discomfort with bowel movements or bloody stools.
Anemia is often caused by iron deficiency and occurs when the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry ample levels of oxygen throughout.
Barrett’s esophagus is a GERD-related condition characterized by the normal tissue in the esophagus changing to mirror tissue from the GI tract.
A biliary obstruction, or bile duct obstruction, occurs when a bile duct becomes blocked, and bile cannot move freely through the biliary system.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the large intestines, stems from an infection of the bacterium clostridioides difficile.
Celiac disease, a genetically inherited autoimmune disease, causes digestive issues that are triggered when the body ingests items containing gluten.
Colitis, which may be caused by sources like IBD and Crohn’s disease, is described as the general inflammation of the lining of the large intestine.
Colorectal polyps are harmless clumps of cells found in the lining of the colon or rectum; however, if left untreated, they can become cancerous.
Colorectal cancer is unique in that it can be preventable when caught early on, which is why tests like colon cancer screenings are vital.
Crohn’s disease, a type of IBD that generally targets the small bowel and colon, can be improved through diet and proper treatment from a GI provider.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, is a GI condition with no known cause that manifests as sudden, repeated attacks of severe nausea and vomiting.
Diverticulitis is a GI complication that can occur when the diverticula pouches that have formed with diverticulosis become inflamed and infected.
Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches or sacs form on the interior of the intestines and push outward through the weakened lining of the colon.
Dysphagia is an inability to swallow or ingest foods or liquids easily due to various causes, such as muscle spasms or internal structural issues.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease where the esophagus becomes inflamed and swollen due to an accumulation of eosinophil cells.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the esophagus cannot effectively move items into the stomach due to the muscles not contracting correctly.
Esophagitis is the general term used to describe the inflammation of one’s esophagus. Various factors or conditions can cause esophagitis to occur.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease occurs when fat gathers in the liver cells causing inflammation, which can lead to scarring, possible cirrhosis, or liver failure.
A fistula is a connection that occurs between two hollow organs within the body, which can form due to disease, injury, or may be medically induced.
Food intolerance occurs when certain foods trigger GI symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting because they cannot be broken down and digested properly.
Gallbladder disease describes the various conditions that can affect the gallbladder, including biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, and gallstones.
Gastritis is the general swelling, irritation, and wearing away of the stomach lining, which can elevate one's risk for stomach ulcers and cancer.
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a term to describe acid reflux that occurs multiple times per week, often accompanied by heartburn symptoms.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria in the stomach that can cause ulcers damaging the lining of the stomach and potentially leading to stomach cancer.
Hemorrhoids are a GI condition where veins near the lower rectum or anus have become irritated and bulge, often causing discomfort and bleeding.
Hepatitis is the swelling or inflammation of the liver. The hepatitis virus comes in various forms, with hepatitis A, B, and C as the most well-known.
Hiatal hernias can cause issues such as heartburn and acid reflux and occur when the upper portion of the stomach presses up and enters the diaphragm.
Iletis is a condition often caused by Crohn’s disease that presents as the inflammation or swelling in the last section of the ileum, or small bowel.
An impacted bowel, or intestinal obstruction, occurs when a blockage occurs in the GI tract that will not allow gas or fecal matter to pass as needed.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe swelling in the digestive tract. IBD is a disease that needs management through a GI provider.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a chronic condition that causes recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms that can be managed with proper treatment.
Jaundice is a condition that causes the skin and whites of the eyes to develop a yellowish hue due to a buildup of excessive amounts of bilirubin.
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase to be able to break down the lactose found in certain items.
Liver cirrhosis describes a condition where the liver is inflamed and scarred, most often caused by late-stage liver failure or chronic alcoholism.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a more severe version of NAFLD characterized by fat accumulation on the liver combined with liver inflammation.
Pancreatitis is when the pancreas becomes inflamed and unable to function adequately. Causes may include issues like infection, trauma, or gallstones.
Peptic ulcers are a common GI condition presenting as open sores within the upper small intestine or stomach causing discomfort, bleeding, and pain.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis is a rare, chronic liver condition that can destroy the intrahepatic bile ducts and lead to severe liver complications.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a chronic condition where the liver's internal and external ducts become inflamed, scarred, and restricted.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in your GI tract, targeting the colon's inner lining.