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Gastroenterology

What is Gastroenterology?

It’s all too common to complain regarding stomach aching and other symptoms such as loss of appetite, massive weight loss, flushing, diarrhea and even blood in the stool from months and then for months we ignore it, until it becomes intolerable. Then we go to the ER and get diagnosed with stomach cancer after several tests. Timely treatment  could have prevented this condition from becoming life threatening.
Basically gastroenterology is a study and medical practice of the regular functioning of small intestines, stomach, esophagus, colon, pancreas and rectum, gallbladder, liver and bile ducts and diseases.

what is gastroenterology

What does the study say?

The proper action of the gastrointestinal organs along with  the movement of food through the large and small intestines must be understood fully.

Types of Gastroenterology Diseases

Gastroenterology is a  branch of medicine that deals with digestive system’s diseases. There are some  most common diseases which comes  under Gastroenterology such as:

When to Visit a Gastroenterologist?

One should make a visit to our gastroenterologist if he is facing  following issues such as :

Diagnosis of Gastroenterology Disease

There are multiple ways available to perform gastroenterology disease diagnosis. The digestive tract consists of  all the organs from the mouth to the anus. The origin of the problem can be anywhere inside the body, and hence doctors have to diagnose the problem.

You can consult Digestive Disease Specialists from themedicaltrip.. Here our gastroenterologist  will help you diagnose your problem early and treat it the right way for optimal health and disease prevention.

Complications

The complication rate is only about 1 in 1000 persons and that include:

When used in infants, the esophagogastroduodenoscopy can squeeze the trachealis muscle which results in narrowing of  the trachea. Therefore this can result in reduced airflow in  the lungs. Infants may be intubated so that their trachea is fixed open.

Limitations

Sometimes endoscopy is not able to detect problems of gastrointestinal function. Motion or secretion of the gastrointestinal tract are not easily diagnosed by EGD. Findings such excess fluid or poor motion of the gut during endoscopy can lead in the disorders of function.  Syndrome like Irritable bowel and functional dyspepsia are not easily diagnosed with EGD. But EGD can be helpful in excluding other diseases that lead to  these common disorders.

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