Globus

Defining Globus Globus (Latin for globe or ball) is the sensation of a lump or ball in the throat, typically felt in the throat at the level of the Adam’s apple. It is commonly experienced with an intense emotional experience. The “globus response” is a common human experience. Globus seems equally prevalent in men and […]

Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) Syndrome

Note: Many disorders can affect the digestive tract. Some can have symptoms that may be similar to or overlap with gastrointestinal (GI) functional or motility disorders. These will have uniquely identifying features which differentiate them from functional GI or motility disorders. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare digestive system disorder. The superior mesenteric artery […]

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a disorder characterized by symptoms and in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. No obstruction or blockage is evident.  In most people diagnosed with gastroparesis, the cause is unknown (idiopathic). Diabetes is the most common known cause of gastroparesis. The condition can also result as a complication from some […]

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

What is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a disorder with repeated episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that alternate with symptom free periods. It occurs in children and adults. What are the signs and symptoms of CVS? The symptom episodes tend to follow the same pattern in each person with CVS over […]

Volvulus

  Volvulus is a condition in which the bowel twists on itself, causing obstruction to the flow of material through the bowel. It can also lead to obstruction of the blood supply to the intestine itself, which can result in tissue death within the bowel.[1] Volvulus is most commonly due to a birth defect called […]