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Medical Reference Related to Digestive Disorders

  1. Gastroparesis

    WebMD explains what gastroparesis is as well as its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Biliary Atresia, Extrahepatic 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. ...

  5. Hirschsprung's Disease

    Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is characterized by the absence of particular nerve cells (ganglions) in a segment of the bowel. The absence of ganglion cells causes the muscles to lose their ability to move the stool through the intestine (peristalsis). Constipation occurs and obstruction of the colon becomes more obvious and perhaps painful. HSCR can occur as an isolated problem or as part of ...

  6. 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).. ...

  7. Diverticular Disease

    Read about the three types of diverticular disease, including diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular bleeding.

  8. Dietary Fiber for Constipation

    For safe and effective relief from chronic constipation, look for fiber on your grocer's shelves. Find out more.

  9. Ogilvie syndrome

    ImportantIt is possible that the main title of the report Ogilvie syndrome 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. 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 ...

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