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Medical Reference Related to Digestive Disorders

  1. Wilson's Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Wilson's Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  2. Short Bowel Syndrome

    Summary Short bowel syndrome is a complex disease that occurs due to the physical loss or the loss of function of a portion of the small and/or large intestine. Consequently,individuals with short bowel syndrome often have a reduced ability to absorb nutrients such as fats,carbohydrates (sugars) vitamins,minerals,trace elements and fluids (malabsorption). The specific symptoms and severity ...

  3. Proctitis

    Proctitis is a chronic inflammatory disease arising in the rectum and characterized by bloody diarrhea. There are two types of proctitis,ulcerative and gonorrheal,which are differentiated by the means in which they are contracted. Gonorrheal proctitis is transmitted through sexual contact. ...

  4. Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder characterized by intolerance to dietary gluten,which is a protein found in wheat,rye,and barley. Consumption of gluten leads to abnormal changes of the mucous membrane (mucosa) of the small intestine,impairing its ability to properly absorb fats and additional nutrients during digestion (intestinal malabsorption). Symptom onset may occur during ...

  5. Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by severe,chronic inflammation of the intestinal wall or any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The lower portion of the small intestine (ileum) and the rectum are most commonly affected by this disorder. Symptoms may include watery diarrhea,abdominal pain,fever,and weight loss. The symptoms of Crohn's disease can be ...

  6. Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain disorder that develops in some individuals with liver disease. Hepatic encephalopathy is a complex disorder that encompasses a spectrum or continuum of disease that ranges from a subtle condition with no outward signs or symptoms to a severe form that can cause serious,life-threatening complications. Symptoms are related to progressive dysfunction of the brain ...

  7. Wandering Spleen

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Wandering Spleen is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Polycystic Liver Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polycystic Liver Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Colitis, Collagenous

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Colitis, Collagenous is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  10. Diverticulosis

    Diverticulosis is characterized by small sac-like protrusions (hernias) of inner intestinal tissue through the muscular wall of the large intestine (colon). These protrusions are called diverticula and may occur in any part of the colon,but most frequently are found in the lowest part (sigmoid).. ...

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