Gastric Tract Disorders

Gastrointestinal issues are disorders of the digestive system, a complex and extensive system which consists of the mouth, stomach, and large and small intestines. Together with the pancreas, gallbladder, and liver, they work together to absorb nutrients and expel waste. Digestive disorders occur when there are abnormalities in the digestive system, which prevents it from working as it should.

Believe it or not, so many of us suffer from gastric tract disorders and do nothing about it, until symptoms become more severe and serious. Some of them include abdominal pain/cramping, constipation, nausea and vomiting, acid reflux, gallstones, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and many more. It is found that as many as 11% of Americans have gastric tract disorders which affect their daily life and disrupt their overall health.

Here at K Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, we diagnose and treat all types of gastric tract disorders depending on the type, and severity of the condition. We analyze your life habits, health history and symptoms to determine what form of testing needs to be administered. Testing can include colonoscopies, Upper GI endoscopy, blood work and more detailed scans of the gastric tract. Prevent Gastrointestinal Disease As your physician, we want you to be aware that there are preventative steps you can take to keep these disorders from occurring. They include eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, fibers, and protein. Physical activity is so important to help prevent flare-ups, as well as eliminating toxins from your body such as alcohol and drugs. For the most part, gastric tract disorders are manageable and treatable along with an individualized treatment plan that will be implemented specifically for you.