What is Gastroenterology?


Gastroenterology is the treatment of diseases and disorders. Which includes the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, pancreas, large intestine, liver, and gall bladder.

Gastroenterologists use a variety of clinical trials and procedures to identify the underlying causes of symptoms and develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs.

Common conditions of gastrointestinal diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease (JIRD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver disease, pancreatic disease, and gallbladder disease.

Which parts of the body does a Gastroenterologist treat?

Gastroenterologist as the name suggests. (gastro means stomach, Entro means inside and Logist means specialist) These are those organs. Which are most commonly involved in gastrointestinal diseases (diseases affecting the digestive system). But our digestive system also includes our mouth and food system. Where we swallow our food. It also includes the organs of our biliary system. Supplies bile and digestive enzymes to our intestines, which include our gall bladder, esophagus, liver, and bile ducts.

Gastroenterologists treat gastrointestinal (diseases affecting the stomach and intestines). Like :

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  3. Celiac disease
  4. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  5. Stomach ulcers
  6. Diverticulitis
  7. Appendicitis
  8. Colorectal Polyps
  9. Hemorrhoid
Esophageal disorders, such as:
  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)
  3. Esophagitis
  4. Hiatal hernias
Liver diseases, such as:
  1. viral hepatitis
  2. Toxic hepatitis
  3. Fatty liver disease
  4. Cirrhosis
Diseases of the pancreas, bile, and gall bladder, such as:
  1. Gallstones
  2. Cholecystitis
  3. Pancreatitis
We must talk about these common symptoms related to our stomach.
  1. Stomach ache
  2. Bloated stomach
  3. Indigestion
  4. gas and gas pain
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Bleeding from the rectum
  7. Diarrhea
  8. constipation or difficulty defecating
  9. Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  10.  Stomach irritation and jaundice
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