DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISORDERS OVERVIEW
What is digestion? Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients to be absorbed into the blood and carried to cells throughout the body. Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into smaller parts so that the body can use them to build and nourish cells, and to provide energy. How does the digestive process work? Digestion involves the mixing of food with digestive juices and moving the food through the body. Disorders appear when the body is not able to perform these tasks.
DIGESTIVE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
Many digestive disorders may require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Some digestive disorders are congenital (present at birth) while others occur after birth. These digestive conditions can include necrotizing enterocolitis, gastroesophageal reflux, and pancreatitis.
Many digestive disorders require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Some of the most common among Americans include: Appendicitis, Barrett’s Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Gas in the Digestive Tract, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Helicobacter Pylori, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, and Viral Hepatitis.