About Gastrointestinal Diseases
The gastrointestinal system consists of a number of different organs with unique structures and functions. Issues with any of these organs can result in commonly reported symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and others. Click through the tabs below to learn about some common diseases affecting the gastrointestinal system.
Achalasia - disorder of the motility of the esophagus that can cause problems swallowing
Barrett's Esophagus - abnormal growth pattern in a section of the esophagus that may cause a small increase in risk for esophageal cancer
Eosinophilic esophagitis - allergic condition that affects the esophagus
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - acid reflux, aka "heart burn"