Digestive system disorders

Every bite travels about six meters from the mouth to the back passage. The stomach and gut mix the food and break it down with the help of gastric and intestinal juices and acids. The blood collects the nutrients, which are then filtered by the liver and distributed throughout the body. We often only notice the importance of a healthy digestion for our wellbeing once it stops working as it is supposed to.

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  • Canker sores (mouth ulcers)

    Canker sores (mouth ulcers)

    Canker sores (mouth ulcers) are among the most common medical conditions that affect the mucous membranes lining the mouth. When a canker sore develo...

  • Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

    Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

    Diverticula are small, balloon-like pouches in the lining of the intestine. They are often harmless, but might cause pain and other symptoms – for in...

  • Hernias


    Most hernias occur when part of the bowel or peritoneum pushes through a gap in the abdominal wall. Inguinal (groin) hernias are the most common kind...

  • Diarrhea


    Diarrhea is very common. It is usually caused by viruses and typically goes away on its own after a few days. But more severe diarrhea that lasts lon...

  • Kidney stones

    Kidney stones

    Kidney stones are very common, especially between the ages of 40 and 60. These small, hard crystals form in the renal pelvis, and can move down into ...

  • Photo of a doctor feeling a patient's belly


    Gastritis is common. The symptoms of acute gastritis include stomach pain, heartburn, nausea and feeling full. It is usually caused by certain bacter...