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Peptic disorders (Stomach disease)

Gastritis   Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Gastritis commonly refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach, but the term is often used to cover a variety of symptoms resulting from stomach lining inflammation and symptoms of burning or discomfort. Gastritis can be either acute or chronic. Specific treatment will depend on the cause and type of gastritis.   Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, or GORD) is injury to the esophagus that develops from chronic exposure of the esophagus to acid coming up from the stomach (reflux). Gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux disease is the back up of acid from the stomach into the esophagus.
Barrett's esophagus   Peptic ulcer
Barrett's esophagus is a change in the lining of the esophagus caused by chronic reflux of stomach and duodenal contents into the esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a condition that develops in some people who have chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis).   Peptic ulcer is a non-malignant ulcer of the stomach (called gastric ulcer) or duodenum (called duodenal ulcer). Peptic ulcers occur only in those areas of the digestive system that come in contact with digestive juices secreted by the stomach. Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most serious complications of ulcers.
Indigestion (dyspepsia)   Hiatus hernia
Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a nonspecific term used to describe discomfort in your upper abdomen, which often occurs after eating. Indigestion is a general term used to describe discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen or chest, usually after meals. A disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract might cause indigestion.   A hiatus hernia is the protrusion of the stomach above the diaphragm. This condition may be a congenital disorder or the result of trauma. There are many different types of hernias. The most familiar type are those that occur in the abdomen, in which part of the intestines protrude through the abdominal wall.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)   Gastroparesis
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition where someone has times of severe nausea and vomiting, but normal periods of health in between. Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe nausea, vomiting and prostration with no apparent cause. The episodes of vomiting can be treated with medications.   Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents. Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome    
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a condition in which one or more tumors form in the pancreas or in the upper part of the small intestine. The symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome include signs of peptic ulcers: gnawing, burning pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and bleeding.    

Topics in digestive disorders

Signs and symptoms of digestive diseases
Anal and rectal disorders
Diverticular disease
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Peptic disorders (Stomach disease)
Emergencies of digestive system
Liver diseases
Irritable bowel syndrome
Diagnostic tests for digestive disorders

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