What are Gastrointestinal Diseases?

Gastrointestinal diseases are diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes diseases of the stomach, large intestine, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus. Diseases that involve the gastrointestinal tract are called digestive diseases.

Some common digestive diseases are as follows:

Symptoms of Digestive Diseases

Common symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases are as follows:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Blood in stool
  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue

Many diseases of the colon and rectum can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits, and by getting a cancer screening.

Treatment for Digestive Diseases

Treatment for gastrointestinal diseases is based on the type of digestive disease and severity of the disease. 

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