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What is Crohn’s disease? ?>

What is Crohn’s disease?

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines that can affect the digestive system from the mouth to the anus. The most commonly affected areas tend to be in the small and the large intestines (Colon). Regional enteritis (Inflammation confined to the small intestine. The first part is called the jejunum and the second part is called the ileum) Terminal ileitis (inflammation that affects the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum), the part…

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Rectal bleeding

Definition Causes Signs and Symptoms Management Rectal bleeding (for which the medical term is haematochezia) is a common symptom experienced in the general population. Rectal bleeding refers to the passage of blood from the back passage which may originate from the anus, rectum or higher up in the gastrointestinal tract. There are numerous possible causes for the passage of blood with your stool including anal fissures (tears within the anal wall), haemorrhoids, diverticulosis, colon cancer and polyps, angiodysplasias (abnormal clumps…

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The term GASTRITIS encompasses a series of conditions that present with inflammation of the gastric mucosa or inner lining of the stomach. Several forms of this disease are described: ACUTE GASTRITIS: This cause of upper abdominal pain is a frequent affliction in our population. Clinically pain is felt in the epigastric region, frequently associated with nausea, and vomiting or a feeling of burning in your stomach, It has nothing to do with gas.

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What Is Pancreatitis? There are two types of pancreatitis, chronic and acute. Both are inflammations of the pancreas, a gland that produces digestive enzymes, which your body uses to metabolize carbohydrates and fats, and the hormone insulin. The symptoms of acute pancreatitis are typically severe and need to be treated. If they aren’t, you may develop pancreatic cysts, abscesses, and leaks of pancreatic fluid into the abdomen, which can lead to other long-term problems or even death. Shock is a…

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Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by an infection with a virus. The liver becomes inflamed and swollen and stops working as it should. Hepatitis C is a serious disease because the liver is needed to remove toxins that build up in the blood. Hepatitis C can destroy the liver and cause cirrhosis. It is the main cause of liver transplants in the world. After being infected with the hepatitis C virus, 55-85% of people…

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What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation of the liver. It can be acute or chronic and has a number of different causes. It can be caused by a group of viruses known as the hepatitis viruses, including A, B, C, D and E. Other viruses may also be the culprit, such as those that cause mononucleosis (the Epstein-Barr virus) or chickenpox (the varicella virus).