Gastroenterology Ailments and Indications
Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that focuses on digestive tract and digestive system. The digestive system runs throughout the body, so this deals with a wide variety of organs, such as the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines and anus. Precision Research Associates focuses on medical trials for Pancreatitis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hepatitis and more.
Chronic Pancreatitis is a constant inflammation of the pancreas that even given adequate time does not improve or heal. Over time this chronic inflammation leads to permanent and serious damage. This typically occurs when digestive enzymes attack the pancreas in a painful episode. Some causes for this is gallstones and chronic drinking.
Constipation is a condition that leads to difficulty emptying the bowels. Constipation can have a variety of causes, including but not limited to an unusual change in diet, use of antacids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pregnancy, a lack of water or fiber in the diet, issues with nerves and muscles in the digestive system and more.
Crohn’s Disease is a gastrointestinal disease that leads to constant inflammation in the intestines, more specifically the colon and ileum. Some symptoms of Crohn’s disease include intense abdominal pain and cramping, blood in your stool, fever, fatigue and feeling of exhaustion, diarrhea, and reduced appetite and weight loss.
Diabetic Gastroparesis is an ailment that only occurs with people stricken with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The result of diabetic gastroparesis is that the body has extreme difficulty waste from the stomach. The resulting symptoms include heartburn, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and early fullness.
Diarrhea is when the body has thin and watery stool. It can cause stomach pain, fever and weight loss. Some standard causes of diarrhea include heavy alcohol consumption, food allergies, eating foods that upset the digestive system, some medications, a bacterial infection, illness, some cancers, and more.
Functional Dyspepsia is the medical term for a chronic upset stomach or stomach ache. Along with the stomach pain, some other common symptoms are heartburn, a sour taste in your mouth, excessive burping, bloating, and the inability to finish a meal. The cause of this ailment is currently unknown, but with time research will be able to pin this down.
A Gastric Ulcer is a painful sore in the lining of the stomach or the upper small intestine. An Ulcer can be caused by a variety of issues, including excessive drinking, smoking tobacco, the use of painkillers, a serious disease or radiation treatment. Symptoms include heartburn, bloating, gas, vomiting, pain the stomach and weight loss.
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines that is usually caused by a virus of bacterial toxin. Gastroenteritis can result in vomiting, stomach pain, and nausea. If you have chronic gastroenteritis visit a doctor immediately.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a digestive disorder that can typically be controlled through diet and lifestyle changes. The strongest symptom is typically heartburn, oftentimes made worse by diet choices. If you have chronic heartburn, seek help.
Gastrointestinal refers to all things relating to the stomach or intestines. Many of the other indications and ailments listed in this section are gastrointestinal disorders. Gastrointestinal disorders can be very tough to deal with and should be treated as soon as possible.
A Hemorrhoid is an enlarged blood vessel located in or around the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids can be caused by poor posture, constipation, diarrhea, a diet low in fiber, chronic sitting, lifting heavy objects and obesity. Hemorrhoids can be very painful and can often cause anal bleeding.
Immune response refers to what occurs when the body has a foreign object in it. When the body recognizes an “alien” substance present, it will flood the area with fluids and white blood cells to try to fix the body. This can result in swelling and inflammation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a disorder that results from an overly sensitive colon or large intestine. Irritable Bowel Syndrome has several triggers, from foods to stress. Symptoms of IBS include changes in bowel movement patterns, pain in the lower stomach, some bloating and excess gas.
Opioid Induced Constipation
One of the most common symptoms of Opioid abuse is constipation. If you are frequently taking opioids you may have trouble with bowel movements. Constipation can be painful and lead to other ailments, so if you have Opioid induced constipation see a doctor and reduce the amount of Opioids you consume.
Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency
Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency is an ailment that causes issues with the way you digest food. You lack the enzymes needed to digest and break down nutrients, caused by issues with the pancreas. Some symptoms are stomach pain, diarrhea, gas and feeling full.
Pancreatic Insufficiency is when the Pancreas has troubles developing the enzymes necessary to digest food in the small intestine. If you are having pancreas issues you should see a doctor immediately.
Pancreatitis is when the pancreas rapidly becomes inflamed, showing with intense stomach pain. Usually Pancreatitis will resolve itself in a few days, but if it does not further medical attention is needed.
Pompe Disease is a genetic disorder that causes issues with the development of crucial enzymes. Some of the symptoms of Pompe Disease include leg and hip muscle weakness, which can lead to mobility issues. If you have Pompe Disease see a doctor.
Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. There are 5 different types of Hepatitis, all with different symptoms and causes. Hepatitis is a very serious ailment and if you feel you have contracted Hepatitis visit a doctor immediately.
Hepatitis is one of the most dangerous types of Hepatitis. Hepatitis B infects the liver through the blood and can be contracted through sexual intercourse, sharing needles or other personal items. Symptoms of Hepatitis B include fatigue, fever, a lack of appetite, dark urine and belly pain.
Hepatitis is an infection of the liver that can be passed through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, drugs and through birth. Symptoms of Hepatitis C include Jaundice, nausea, fatigue, stomach pain and a loss of appetite.