People who have a hard time swallowing or feel as if their food gets lodged on the way down may experience choking or aspiration (food or liquid accidentally passes into the lungs) .
Refers to passage of bright red blood from the anus, often mixed with stool and/or blood clots. Rectal bleeding is a medical condition that arises from a disease process in the rectum and should never be ignored. Our team of medical professionals are here to help!
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth & stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus. GERD is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week, or moderate to severe acid reflux that occurs at least once a week.
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is an important organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood & helps your body fight infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged it may not function at 100%. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, certain medical conditions such as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E can cause hepatitis.
Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas, which is an organ that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. Pancreatitis can occur as acute pancreatitis meaning it appears suddenly & lasts for days. Severe cases can cause life threatening complications. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, fever, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting.
Your gallbladder is a small organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that is released into your small intestine. Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Gallstones can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain towards your back & vomiting,
Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by avariety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, autoimmune disorders and alcohol use. Obesity is also associated with liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the U.S, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people