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Gastrointestinal System

The gastrointestinal system is what you eat and digest your food with – from your mouth to your gastrointestinal tract, and down to the anus where the waste is expelled. All diseases connected with this process are called digestive diseases.

Join our support group of doctors and patients with digestive diseases and solve your digestive problems before they get out of hand.
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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease is damage to the liver caused by abuse of alcohol. In western countries, alcohol abuse is the leading cause of liver disease.

Join this online support group for sufferers of liver disease and their families and doctors. You will be able to network with others and find support and solutions for many of the problems you may be facing.

Amoebic Dysentery / Amoebiasis

Amoebic dysentery is severe diarrhea associated blood and mucous in the stools caused by an amoeba called entamoeba histolytica. If it is not treated, amoebic dysentery can by fatal.

You can contact doctors and other health professionals and learn more about this common killer from this online group on amoebic dysentery.

Appendicitis

Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. Usually treatment involves surgical removal of the appendix.

Join this online group on appendicitis to meet professionals and others who deal with the disease, and find more about this disease and how it is treated.

Bacillary Dysentery / Shigellosis / Shigella Infection

Shigellosis is an infection of the intestines by bacteria of the genus Shigella. The disease is contagious and can quickly spread in a population through water contaminated with human feces. It causes watery and bloody diarrhea with abdominal pain and fever.

Join our online group on shigellosis to ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.

Campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis is a common bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. It is usually not serious and resolves within a week, unless the infection spreads to the blood.

Join our online group on campylobacteriosis and learn more by asking questions, getting answers from experts, and sharing experiences.

Constipation

Constipation means having hard stools that are difficult to pass. Exercise, a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and drinking plenty of water can help constipation. But if you have sudden constipation along with nausea, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding, you need to see a doctor quickly.

Join our online group on constipation. Ask questions, share experiences, and learn more.

Febrile Fits / Febrile Convulsions

Convulsions that occur in children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years are medically termed febrile fits. This excludes those convulsions that are precipitated by infection of the brain tissue or its coverings.

To learn more about febrile fits or febrile convulsions, our support group on the subject is the place to be.

GERD

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition when digestive juices and food go back up the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) from the stomach. When this happens often (more than twice a week), and it can damage the lining of the esophagus and cause more serious problems.

Talk to others with this condition and experts who can help by joining our online support group for GERD.

Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestines by Giardia lamblia. It is one of the most common causes of diarrhea all over the world. The bacteria spreads through water contaminated by human and animal wastes containing it.

Learn more by joining our online group on giardiasis. Ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Hiatus Hernia

Hiatus hernia happens when part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. This usually happens through the hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes into the abdomen. Most cases of hiatus hernia cause no symptoms and are not considered a health risk, so long as the larger part of the stomach does not pass through the hernia.

Learn more about hiatus hernia by joining our online group and asking your questions to the experts.







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