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- Colitis, collagenous
Collagenous colitis is one type of microscopic colitis. These particular white blood cells can enter the inner wall of the colon as a result of inflammation. This particular type of colitis is uncommon and may be caused by an autoimmune disorder.Cure or medication for Collagenous colitisCollagenous colitis might heal on its own. However, you might require treatment to get better if your symptoms are sev Read More
- Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease facts
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines.
The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown.
Crohn's disease can cause ulcers in the small intestine, colon, or both.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and weight loss are symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Crohn's disease of the small intestine may cause obstruction of the intestine.
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Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium, that can live in the intestine of humans and animals and is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "Crypto." The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants. Duri Read More
- Cyclospora infection
Severely explosive water-like motions due to a one-cell microscopic parasite are Cyclospora Infection. Cyclospora is a name of a parasite responsible for this disease. The motions are hard to control and result in enormous water loss in a patient’s body.Diagnosis:It can only be diagnosed through laboratory testing of the patient’s stool and looking for the presence of this one-cell parasite Read More
- Eating disorders
Eating disorder is not limited to only one factor of eating. There are various eating disorders, including eating excessively and not eating at all. For instance, anorexia is a disorder that leads an individual to strive for the perspective of not gaining weight even if he or she is underweight.However, Binge eating disorder (BED) is related to loss of control over eating and feeling guilty and distressed afterward Read More
- Esophageal aperistalsis
Achalasia symptoms generally appear gradually and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms may include:
Inability to swallow (dysphagia), which may feel like food or drink is stuck in your throat
Regurgitating food or saliva
Chest pain that comes and goes
Coughing at night
Pneumonia (from aspiration of food into the lungs)
- Gastric ulcer
Gastric ulcer, also known as peptic ulcer, is a condition that develops in the stomach. It usually occurs with a sore lining in the esophagus. The primary cause of gastric ulcers is Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It restricts the stomach’s ability to produce acid that helps in digesting the food consumed.Medications recommended for gastric ulcers: Read More
Infection that leads to unstable functioning of stomach muscles in emptying it and moving the food to the small intestines is called Gastroparesis.Gastroparesis has very peculiar and common traits of sending the message that the gut is not well and needs immediate attention. It creates problems with nutrition and blood sugar levels.Diagnosis:Doctors use the following methods to understand if Read More
- Glioma-polyposis syndrome
Glioma-polyposis deficiency syndrome is a rare genetic condition that is characterized by the cohabitation of malignancies of the central nervous system and benign growths (adenomatous polyps) in the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract.Depending on where it is and how quickly it is growing, a glioma can limit your brain's function and pose a threat to your life. The cause of glioma is still, like that Read More
- Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) triggers and prevention
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) triggers and prevention is a condition that is chronic, and the large intestines are affected by it. Symptoms may vary from person to person and are as follows.Cramping - In IBS, severe abdominal pain occurs, and such cramping happens in the lower abdomen. Cramping in the abdomen helps to know if one is suffering from IBS.Bowel movement - In IBS, the timing of the stool remai Read More
- Peptic ulcer disease
Structures like boils or sores on the digestive mucus lining of the stomach (gastric ulcers) and the upper part of the small intestine (Duodenal ulcers) are called Peptic Ulcer Disease. It is associated with thinning and weakening of this lining due to excess gastric acids or pepsin.These ulcers develop in the digestive tract and lining damage stomach tissues if not cured on their own or treated. This result in pai Read More
Pinworms infection, also known as enterobiasis or oxyuriasis, is a highly contagious infection of the colon and rectum that causes itching in and around the anal region, causing restlessness and discomfort. It is typically caused by ingesting or inhaling pinworm eggs, which later hatch and mature in the intestine. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds.The following are both home and professional remedies fo Read More
Typically, drugs are used to treat mild-to-moderate ulcers.Antibiotics Antibiotics can treat an ulcer caused by the H. pylori bacteria. Typically, the doctor may prescribe triple or quadruple therapy, which includes numerous antibiotics as well as heartburn medication. Triple therapy includes the use of two antibiotics, such as amoxicillin and clarithromycin, as well as a proton pump i Read More
- Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disorder. The mucosal and submucosal layers of the colon and rectum of the diseased person undergo inflammation. The disease initiates at the rectum and spreads proximally in a continuous manner.A person with first-degree relative suffering from the disease is 25% more likely to develop the disease.TreatmentWith a remission rate of 50%, the first-line treatmen Read More
- Whipple disease
Digestive signs and symptoms are common in Whipple disease and may include:
Stomach cramping and pain, which may worsen after meals
Weight loss, associated with the malabsorption of nutrients
Other frequent signs and symptoms associated with Whipple disease include:
Inflamed joints, particularly the ankles, knees and wrists