Stomach Disorders

Stomach Disorders include any medical conditions or health complaints that afflict or originate in the Stomach. The Stomach consists of powerful muscles whose function is to churn and mix the food, while glands in the walls of the Stomach secrets acids and enzymes which chemically break down the food into very small particles and molecules, so that these can be processed in later stages of digestion. The Stomach is absolutely essential to digestion, and any loss of function of can cause very serious health consequences.

Dumping Syndrome

Also called Rapid Gastric Emptying, used to describe the symptoms that may develop in people who have had surgery to remove all or part of their stomach, or have had part or most of their stomach bypassed to help lose weight. Dumping Syndrome occurs when the undigested and unprocessed contents of the Stomach are transported or “dumped” into the small intestine too soon for it to properly deal with the material.

Liver Disease

Liver Disease includes any medical conditions or health complaints that afflict or originate in the Liver. The Liver performs 100’s of useful functions, including nutrient storage, filtering and processing of chemicals contained in food, detoxifying harmful substances, purifying your blood, manufacturing vital nutrients, and bile production, a solution that helps digest fats and eliminate waste products from the body. Bile, a fluid secreted by the Liver, is essential for the proper digestion of fats and helping the body rid itself of worn-out red blood cells, cholesterol, and potentially toxic chemicals and metals. The Liver is essential to digestion, and any loss of function of can cause very serious health consequences.

Gallbladder And Pancreas Disorders

Gallbladder And Pancreas Disorders include any medical conditions or health complaints that afflict or originate in the Gallbladder or Pancreas. Together, these organs perform many hundreds of essential functions, including the storage and delivery of Bile (a fluid secreted by the Liver), and producing digestive enzymes that help break down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These organs are essential to digestion, and any loss of function of these organs can cause very serious health consequences.

Gallbladder And Pancreas Disorders include the following conditions:

Gallstones

Esophagus Disorders

Esophagus Disorders includes any medical conditions or health complaints that afflict or originate in the Throat or Esophagus, the sections of the digestive system primarily concerned with delivering food and drink to the Stomach. These organs are essential to digestion, and any loss of function of these organs can cause very serious health consequences.

Barrett’s Esophagus

Digestive Cancers

Survival rates for sufferers of cancer have improved over the years because of two main factors:

    • Improved treatment methods.
    • Improved screening and monitoring, which help detect and begin treatment of the cancer earlier.

The prognosis for the sufferer is best when cancer is detected early and proper treatment begun as soon as possible. If cancer is detected early enough, then treatments have much better chances of success, driving the cancer into remission.

Diet and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk of developing many forms of cancer, including some of the cancers discussed below. Even in cases where cancer is caught too late to be cured, a range of treatment options can still be effective in relieving the pain and symptoms that are caused by the cancer while also improving the quality of life for the sufferer.

Metastatic Cancers

Intestinal Disorders

Intestinal Disorders include any medical conditions or health complaints that afflict or originate in the small or large intestines, the sections of the digestive system primarily concerned with absorption of nutrients and water. These organs are essential to digestion, and any loss of function of these organs can have very serious health consequences.

Bile Reflux

Hemorrhoids And Bowel Disorders

Hemorrhoids And Bowel Disorders mainly refer to disorders in the lower sections of the digestive system, in other words, the Large Intestine (also called the Colon and Bowel), Rectum, and Anus. These organs are essential to digestion, and any loss of function of these organs can have very serious health consequences.

Hemorrhoids And Bowel Disorders include the following conditions:

Anal Fissures

Small tears in the lining or opening of the anal canal that can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, and some bleeding. They tend to occur fairly commonly in infants aged 6 to 24 months and they may occur in older children and adults as a result of passing hard or large stools during bowel movements. Most anal fissures heal without requiring any treatment, others require creams or suppositories to provide relief as they heal.

Anal Itching

Digestive System Disorders

Digestive System Disorders are any medical conditions or health complaints that directly afflict the Digestive System.

We can define Digestive System Disorders as any medical condition or health complaint that afflicts the Mouth, Throat, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine (also called the Colon and Bowel), Rectum, Anus, Gallbladder, Liver, and/or Pancreas.

Because so many parts of the body are included in this list, there are a very large Digestive System Disorders that we can include in this list.

Each organ of the Digestive System and each section of the Alimentary Canal has specific and important roles to play in the digestion of the material we ingest. The loss of function of any of the sections of the Alimentary Canal or any of the support organs can cause serious health issues and complications, and even death.

Digestive System Disorders may be classified into eight main categories: