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Digestive system: stomach pain is a common symptom

Jul 7th 2014 at 10:16 PM

Gastrointestinal diseases are those diseases that occur in organs of the digestive system, whose function is to absorb and transport nutrients necessary for the growth of the human body and also eliminate impurities from the body.

A strong stomach ache is one of the most common symptoms, which may be a sign of inflammation or even indicate the deterioration of an organ.
The diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases can only be done through careful analysis of the history of the patient and carry out specific tests according to the suspicions raised by the doctor. Generally, a simple query can not accurately diagnose the disease.
gastrointestinal diseases

The diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases requires specific tests. Photo: Shutterstock
Part of the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases results in surgical procedures with removal of the infected region .

The patient may also be subjected to a certain amount of rest, and have to follow a balanced, balanced diet diagnosed according to the seriousness of the situation.
Some gastrointestinal diseases

The Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is the first portion of the large intestine. Appendicitis usually occurs because of a blockage in the appendix ,

resulting from a more hardened fecal waste that goes there and can not get out, or even by a parasite. If this is left untreated, the appendix can burst and spread infection by the body.

Have gastrointestinal infections are diseases caused by ingestion of contaminated food and water. The salmonella , for example, is a bacteria found in meat, chicken and boiled eggs. She settles in the intestines causing severe abdominal pain ,

diarrhea and fever. In addition, some viruses cause in the mucosa of the stomach and bowel inflammation called gastroenteritis, whose main symptoms include stomachache, diarrhea and nausea.

Constipation occurs when bowel movements are decreased. The most common cause is poor diet, low fiber content. With this, the fecal mass dries, due to their prolonged stay in the large intestine, making it difficult defecation. The constipation can be relieved by eating foods rich in indigestible fiber, which increases the volume of food mass, stimulating peristalsis.

Peptic ulcers occur when areas of the gut wall are injured by the action of digestive juices . When an ulcer deepens and reaches the muscle layer there is injury to blood vessels, causing bleeding .

The injury can pierce entire wall of the digestive tract, reaching the abdominal cavity and causing inflammation of the membrane surrounding the viscera, the peritoneum.

The treatment is done with medications that decrease stomach acidity and facilitate healing.
The intestinal colon cancer happens generally when there is long-time intake of foods

low in fiber . When there is no fiber in the body slows peristalsis and thus the intestinal mucosa is longer in contact with food containing carcinogenic substances.
Find a doctor

These are just some gastrointestinal diseases. Ideally, the experience any symptoms such as a severe and continuous pain in the belly , that the individual seek the advice of a doctor to start treatment before the disease worsens.

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