GASTROENTEROLOGY

Gastroenterology

MediCorp Gulf Medical Center strives to enhance the quality of life of its patients through the treatment and improvement of gastroenterological diseases. Our expert physicians offer medical and surgical options for all types of gastroenterological conditions through innovative technology and excellent services. Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that focuses on the function as well as the diseases of the digestive tracts and, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts.

Gastroenterologists have a full understanding of all the organs that fall under this category as well as the motility through the gastrointestinal tract that is needed for an individual to have a good and healthy digestive system required for nutrient absorption, waste removal, and the metabolic process.

 

Gastroenterology Disorders

Gastroenterology disorders can at times occur if you have eaten that has not suited your stomach but often symptoms can be pointing towards much worse conditions. Gastrointestinal disorders can be a cause for concern for patients. Some of the common gastrointestinal disorders include:

  • Lactose Intolerance: This disorder occurs when a person is unable to digest lactose that is found in dairy products and milk.
  • Liver Disease: Complications related to the liver that can cause jaundice, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, and pale stools
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Condition that causes abdominal pain and bloating caused by diarrhea or constipation
  • Chronic Diarrhea: Persistent diarrhea that can last for four or more weeks. Patients often pass loose or watery stools.
  • Constipation: Condition that hinders in bowel movements
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease: Sores that develop in the gastrointestinal tract lining. This condition can cause vomiting, indigestion, weight loss, changes in appetite as well as traces of blood in stool
  • Crohn’s Disease: This condition can cause inflammation of a part of the gastrointestinal tract. Usually, the lower small intestine or the large intestine
  • Ulcerative Colitis: This is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon that can become inflamed and develop open sores. This can be a chronic condition that can cause abdominal pain, blood in stool, fever and diarrhea
  • Pancreatic Disease: Acute and Chronic pancreatitis which is inflammation in the body of the pancreas and can lead to a lack of pancreatic enzymes called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency.
  • Gall Bladder disease: Gallstones can slip and block the bile duct causing pain and jaundice. Gall Bladder polyps which need surveillance
  • Diverticulitis: This condition causes the inflammation or infection of one or more diverticula
  • Celiac Disease: An autoimmune disease that can cause the body to react against gluten. Doctors have not been able to reach the exact reason for celiac disease, but environmental factors are believed to be a cause of it.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Consistent acid reflux that reaches the esophagus from the stomach. This condition can slowly damage the esophagus and can cause a person to have severe heartburn, difficulty in swallowing, chest pain, and other symptoms.

 Some of the common symptoms of digestive disorders to look out for are:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating
  • Acid reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and cramps

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