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 […]

Malabsorption

Malabsorption refers to decreased intestinal absorption of carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals or vitamins. There are many symptoms associated with malabsorption. Weight loss, diarrhea, greasy stools (due to high fat content), abdominal bloating and gas are suggestive of malabsorption. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies resulting from malabsorption may cause glossitis (sore tongue), cheilosis (a fissuring and dry […]

Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease What You Need to Know Did you know more than 2 million Americans have celiac disease but most of them don’t know it? What is celiac disease? Celiac disease damages the small intestine. People with celiac disease can’t eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and in some products such […]