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- Arsenic poisoning
What is arsenic?
Arsenic is a grey-appearing chemical element (atomic number 33, symbol As in the periodic table) also termed a metalloid. Arsenic can exist in a metallic state in three forms (yellow, black, and gray; with gray predominating) and in ionic forms. Arsenic is considered to be a heavy metal, and arsenic toxicity shares some features with poisonings by other heavy metals. Historically, arsenic has been used as a medicinal a Read More
- Bladder infection (cystitis)
Bladder infection is an infection of the bladder. Bladder infection is also called cystitis and is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI). The urinary tract is naturally sterile and when microbes invade it, an infection may result.
The bladder is a part of the urinary tract system. It serves as storage for urine before it is excreted from the body. Urine is produced by the kidney and it travels through ureters (one from the right kidn 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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- Cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by episodes of severe vomiting that have no apparent cause. Episodes can last for hours or days and alternate with symptom-free periods. Episodes are similar, meaning that they tend to start at the same time of day, last the same length o Read More
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis facts
Most patients with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms.
Abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea, can occur with diverticulosis, which then may be called diverticular disease.
Diverticulosis can be diagnosed with barium X-rays, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or CT scan.
Treatment of diverticulosis can include high fiber diet, and anti- Read More
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Unfortunately, the term "gastritis" has been misused to include many different upper abdominal problems, but true gastritis refers to the stomach lining (gastric mucosa) that is inflamed. All or part of the gastric mucosa may be involved. Gastritis may be classified as acute or chronic. Acute gastritis may be characterized as erosive (damaged areas where mucosal cells are disrupted or mis Read More
- Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
Infections in all the portions of the large intestine with defects creating inflammation and pains in the upper abdomen and stomach region are called Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu). There are a lot of explanations for the occurrence of this ailment.Gastric errors due to an unhygienic lifestyle are the main cause of intestinal infections.Cleanliness in and around the environment is a necessity to avoid such 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
- Indigestion (dyspepsia, upset stomach)
Dyspepsia (indigestion) facts
Dyspepsia is a functional disease in which the gastrointestinal organs, primarily the stomach and first part of the small intestine, function abnormally. It is a chronic disease in which the symptoms fluctuate in frequency and intensity.
Theories of the cause of dyspepsia include abnormal input from intestinal sensory nerves, abnormal processing of input from the sensory nerves, and abnorm Read More
Intussusception is the infolding (telescoping) of one segment of the intestine within another.
Intussusception usually results in a blockage of the intestine.
Intussusception occurs primarily in infants (boys more often than girls) but can also occur in adults and older children.
The primary symptoms of intussusception include abdominal pain and vomiting.
Early diagno Read More
- Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)
What is the definition of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the presence of a cluster of symptoms and signs in adult or children that include cramping, abdominal pain, increased gas, altered bowel habits, food intolerance, and bloating (distention).
Irritable bowel syndrome is a "functional" disorder. This term refers to the changes in the functioning Read More
- Irritable bowel syndrome in children
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) causes abnormalities in the stomach working system, particularly in the large intestine, disturbs its normal working, and creates abnormalities by giving pain in the belly.IBS can also be there at any age, which means there are many risk factors that affect little children. So here are some of the risk factors that affect children.Hereditary- The most common risk factor fo Read More
- Lactose intolerance
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest and absorb lactose (the sugar in milk) that results in gastrointestinal symptoms when milk or food products containing milk are consumed.
- Lpl deficiency
The full form of LPL deficiency is Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency. People with this disease face problems in their pancreas and liver. Once you suffer from LPL, the fat stored under the skin causes stomach pain. It may also lead to diabetes when your pancreas and liver get affected. It is a genetic disorder, and the child carrying defective genes from their parents is at a high risk of getting this disease. LPL deficiency is a Read More
- Mallory weiss syndrome
Cuts and splits on the lining and inner layers of the esophagus due to many forceful reasons like vomiting or straining, Mallory Weiss Tears. The burning and irritation due to these tears are called Mallory Weiss Syndrome.It is generally felt at an early stage when the cuts are not so deep. But the continuous flow of solid food and the use of vocal cords can raise the issue further.Risk factors:It Read More
- Mallory-weiss laceration
A tear or split in the mucous membrane or inner lining, where the esophagus (lower esophageal tissue) joins the stomach, characterizes Mallory-Weiss Laceration. This condition can occur as a result of severe vomiting.Symptoms of Mallory Weiss LacerationMWS is not usually accompanied by symptoms. This occurs more frequently in milder cases where esophageal tears result in minimal bleeding and heal quickl Read More
- Microscopic colitis collagenous type
Collagenous colitis typically responds well to therapy. Sometimes the symptoms may even go away on their own without treatment. Doctors will initially advise a patient to cease using any medications that have been linked to collagenous colitis.There are numerous drugs that can be used to lessen or eliminate symptoms. The majority of research indicates that the first line of treatment for collagenous colitis should Read More
- Peptic ulcer disease
What is a peptic ulcer?
A peptic ulcer is a break in the inner lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the duodenum, a duodenal ulcer; and of the esophagus, an esophageal ulcer. Peptic ulcers occur when the lining of these organs is corroded by the acidic digestive (peptic) juices which are secreted by the cells of the stomach. A peptic ulcer differs from an erosion bec 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
- Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon). The colon is the part of the digestive system where water is removed from undigested material, and the remaining waste material is stored. The rectum is the end of the colon adjacent to the anus. In patients with ulcerative colitis, ulcers and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon lead to symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
Ulcer Read More