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Stomach and Digestive Diseases

When it comes to gastroenterology and caring for the digestive system, or treating gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, Touro is a leader gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. Located in New Orleans where jambalaya and red beans are a part of our culture, digestive issues are second nature to us. That’s why we have a team of gastroenterology physicians and specialists that know firsthand the plight if you suffer from stomach and intestinal discomfort and pain. A healthy gut plays an important role in overall wellbeing, nourishing the body, communicating with the brain, and fighting disease.

Common Stomach and Intestinal Diseases

Digestive health involves a lot more than just the stomach. The GI tract also includes the small and large intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. If there’s an issue with one of these organs, Touro’s gastroenterology team can care for conditions like:

Symptoms of Digestion Problems

Problems can occur with any part of the digestive tract and affect overall digestive function. When you eat food, digestion is an automatic process that breaks the food into small parts so it can be used in a nutrient form within the body. These nutrients are necessary for energy, and they can also be used as building blocks on a cellular level. If you find that your stomach symptoms linger for weeks or even months, then it could be signs of gastrointestinal diseases.

  • Bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

GI Pain Diagnosis & Treatment

Accurately diagnosing digestive disorders involves collecting a thorough medical history and conducting a physical examination. Some patients with digestive disorders may need more extensive diagnostic evaluations, including endoscopic procedures, lab tests and imaging.

Gastrointestinal conditions can get in the way of enjoying life, but the good news is that most are manageable. Touro’s specialists can guide you through the tests, treatments, and lifestyle changes. Your care plan can include:

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