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Gastrointestinal System

The gastrointestinal system is what you eat and digest your food with – from your mouth to your gastrointestinal tract, and down to the anus where the waste is expelled. All diseases connected with this process are called digestive diseases.

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Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is taken with a needle or catheter inserted into the liver to take out a sample of its tissue, usually to help diagnose or evaluate a number of liver diseases.

Learn more about liver biopsy by joining our online group. Ask your questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

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The gastrointestinal system is what you eat and digest your food with – from your mouth to your gastrointestinal tract, and down to the anus where the waste is expelled. All diseases connected with this process are called digestive diseases.

Join our support group of doctors and patients with digestive diseases and solve your digestive problems before they get out of hand.

Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer of pancreas (or pancreatic cancer) is an abnormal growth of cells, or a tumor, in the pancreas.

Join our online support group for people with pancreatic cancer to meet others with the disease and doctors and professionals who can help.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, the gland behind the stomach which produces the acids used to digest food. Alcohol abuse, enzyme disorders, viral infections, and some medicines can lead to pancreatitis. The main symptoms are severe abdominal pain with diarrhea and vomiting.

Find out more about this disease and talk to other sufferers and people and experts who can help by joining our online group on pancreatitis.

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are ulcers or sores in the esophagus, stomach or the upper part of the small intestines. The main symptom of peptic ulcers is abdominal pain which is worse when your stomach is empty. Most ulcers are caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori, and not because of stress or spicy food.

Join this online support group for people with peptic ulcers to learn more about the condition from the experts, and meet other people with the same problem.

Piles / Hemorrhoids

Piles, also called hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed blood vessels in the rectum and anus. They are painful and they might bleed during defecation.

This online support group for people with piles will help you find solutions by networking with healthcare professionals and others who suffer from the same condition.

Reflux Esophagitis

Esophagitis is a condition due to an inflammation of the lining of the lower end of the oesophagus. Esophagus or gullet is a hollow muscular tube about 2 cms in diameter that acts as the 'swallowing pipe' leading to the stomach. Muscles of the esophagus contract in a co-ordinated fashion in one direction to push the food down through a valve like muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter. Reflu ... Read More

Small Intestine Biopsy

The small intestine is approximately 21 feet long and consists of three sections - the Duodenum, Jejunum and the ileum, most of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in small intestine. Definition Small intestine biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a portion of the small. Intestinal lining is removed for examination. A flexible fiber-optic tube (endoscope) is inserted through your m ... Read More

Tapeworm Infections

Tapeworm infections are caused by the ingestion of tapeworm eggs or larvae from undercooked meat. The eggs and larvae usually develop into adult tapeworms within the intestines. They can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to gain weight. If the eggs travel to the liver or other organs, the infection can be life threatening.

Join this online group on tapeworm infections to learn more by talking to doctors, public health specialists, and others concerned with tapeworm infections.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammation of colon or the large intestines. It is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking the body, and it is not contagious. It causes chronic and bloody diarrhea.

Join our online support group for people with ulcerative colitis. Ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.







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