Diseases of the digestive system - treatment in Russia
Diseases of the digestive system are so common that every person meets with their manifestations at least once in his life. Among the diseases of the digestive tract, the undisputed leaders are the inflammatory processes of its various departments, which have an acute or chronic nature of the course: inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), stomach (gastritis), duodenum (duodenitis), liver (hepatitis), pancreas (pancreatitis), gallbladder and ducts (cholecystitis and cholangitis), small and large intestines (enteritis and colitis), rectum (proctitis). They, in turn, cause changes in the mucous membrane of organs, their motor function and lead to the occurrence of stomach and duodenal ulcers, gallstone disease, ulcerative colitis. A serious problem of modern society is intestinal dysbiosis, which occurs in the vast majority of people, including newborns.
Diseases of the stomach, pancreas, intestines are often the root cause of many diseases of the skin and metabolism. The symptoms of diseases of the digestive system are very diverse and depend on the affected organ. Common manifestations are impaired appetite, abdominal pain, belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, upset stools, weakness, weight loss.
Modern gastroenterology has great diagnostic capabilities that make it possible to recognize diseases of the digestive system already in the early stages of their onset. Laboratory tests include blood tests, gastric and duodenal juice, feces, intestinal microflora, tissue samples taken during biopsy. To examine the hollow organs of the gastrointestinal tract, X-ray and endoscopic methods are used (esophagoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, etc.), for parenchymal – ultrasound diagnostics. Many chronic diseases of the digestive system, which subsequently require surgical intervention, are caused by neglect or incomplete treatment of an acute condition. Therefore, the occurrence of any pathological manifestation in the digestive system should serve as a signal for immediate referral to a gastroenterologist. When treating diseases of the digestive system, the patient will need to strictly follow the therapeutic regimen and diet.
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