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 […]

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. en español Tratamiento la Dispepsia Funcional: Cuáles son sus opciones? Other common symptoms include early feeling […]

Anal Fistulas

What is an anal fistula? A fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs or two tissue surfaces. An anal fistula (fistula-in-ano) is a connection between the anal canal and the skin. In order to understand the cause, treatment, and complications of therapy for fistula-in-ano, an understanding of the anatomy of the anal canal is […]

Celiac Disease

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. Celiac Disease What You Need to Know Did you know more than 2 million […]

Constipation

Chronic, long-term or recurring, constipation is more challenging to treat than common simple constipation. People who are constipated may experience any one or more of… reduced stool frequency, hard stools, difficulty passing stools, straining, painful bowel movements, or feeling of incomplete emptying after defecation. Irregularity or simple constipation now and then may happen for many […]

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 […]

Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile (a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium), is now recognized as the major causative agent of colitis (inflammation of the colon) and diarrhea that may occur following antibiotic intake. C. difficile infection represents one of the most common hospital infections around the world. A wide range of conditions is associated with C. difficile […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterised by chronic irritation and ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common disorders. The disorders can develop in any age group but are usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30. What is Crohn’s disease? The digestive system Crohn’s disease is an […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal discomfort or pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Bloating or distention of the abdomen is also common, and other symptoms may be present as well. In IBS, the […]

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

The sphincter of Oddi is a muscular valve that controls the flow of digestive juices (bile and pancreatic juice) through ducts from the liver and pancreas into the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) describes the situation when the sphincter does not relax at the appropriate time (due to […]

Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction

Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a rare condition with symptoms like those caused by a bowel obstruction, or blockage. But when the intestines are examined, no blockage is found. Instead, the symptoms are due to nerve (visceral neuropathy) or muscle (visceral myopathy) problems that affect the movement of food, fluid, and air through the intestines. The intestines, […]

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

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. What is Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis? Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is the condition of having small pouches […]