Gastrointestinal Diseases & Conditions
Your digestive system (gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract) is complex, and disease, diet, environmental factors and emotional stress can disrupt it. Common digestive conditions, such as heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), often have similar symptoms to serious diseases, such as stomach or colorectal cancer.
Learning more about the digestive system can help you identify, manage, and even prevent these conditions. Some important diseases, disorders, and conditions of the digestive tract are listed here. For each disease or condition, information is provided on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and links to learning resources.
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Heartburn
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Helicobacter pylori Infection
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Liver Diseases
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Swallowing Disorders