Conditions: Digestion

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Achalasia (ache-ull-Asia) is a rare disease of the muscle of the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter is a muscular ring at the point where the esophagus and stomach meet...


Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which normal cells that line the esophagus, called squamous cells, turn into specialized columnar cells, a rare cell type...


Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder wall and nearby abdominal lining. Cholecystitis is usually caused by a gallstone in the cystic duct, the duct that connects the gallbladder to the hepatic duct...


Because colon cancer and rectal cancers have many features in common, they are sometimes referred to together as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is malignant cells found in the colon or rectum...


Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. A person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements result in small amounts of hard, dry stool fewer than three times a week...


Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime. It usually involves the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum...


Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool, or increased frequency, or both, when compared to a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own...


In the colon, some people have small pouches that bulge outward through weak spots. Diverticular disease is an inflammation or infection in the pouches, known as diverticula, which are located in the colon: A single pouch is called a diverticulum...


Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus, or food pipe. Because the lining of the esophagus is sensitive, many things can cause swelling and irritation...


Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), also known as familial polyposis coli, adenomatous polyposis coli, or Gardner syndrome. The incidence varies from 1 in 7,000 to 1 in 22,000 live births with males and females equally affected...