The Gastrologists might advise you to see them if you have trouble swallowing, difficulty breathing, bloating, an upset stomach, irregular bowel movements, or if you are of an age to get regular colorectal cancer screenings.
You may want to see your regular physician first if your symptoms are brand new or mild in severity. Depending on their findings, he or she may refer you to a specialist.
Gastrologists s treats digestive disorders
Human gastrointestinal systems are often viewed as simple stomach and bowel systems. It is a medical specialty that examines the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver, as well as the normal functions of these organs.
Gastrologists s Manage the Following Conditions
Gastrologists’s are usually diagnosed and treated for the following conditions, illnesses, and disorders:
- Hepatobiliary, colorectal, pancreatic, gastrointestinal cancers
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Gluten Intolerance
- Having an inflammation of the bowels
- Inflammation of the gallbladder
- GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
- (Plastic Veins in Rectum and Anus) Hemorrhoids are swollen veins on the lower abdomen.
- Tissue Growths Abnormal (Polyps)
- Inflammation of the stomach lining (Ulcers)
- Symptoms of pancreatitis
A Gastrologist can diagnose and treat any number of disorders that may be related to symptoms you are experiencing. Here are six reasons to schedule a consultation with your Gastrologists :
Irregular bowel movements
It can be caused by blockage, neurological issues, muscle or hormonal malfunction, diet, or other factors if you pass less than three bowel movements per week. You should consult a Gastrologists to learn more.
A persistent runny stool could be caused by a virus, a parasite, a bacterial infection, lactose intolerance, a reaction to the medication(s), or other digestive conditions, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Bleeding in the rectal cavity
Blood in the stool can be caused by a number of things, but it generally indicates that there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive system. An anal fissure (a small cut, tear, or bulge in the tissues lining the anus) may be the cause as well as hemorrhoids, trauma, or cancer.
If you have heartburn on a frequent basis, it could be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, and possibly, even esophageal cancer. A person with frequent acid reflux may be diagnosed with GERD, and receive medication to alleviate their discomfort, as well as testing to confirm their diagnosis.
The age at which you should be regularly screened for colorectal cancer is 50 years and older.
Screening tests can be administered before symptoms present themselves and are a preventative measure. A colonoscopy can detect and remove precancerous polyps that are the beginnings of colon cancer. USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer for adults aged 50 to 75. Early screening colonoscopies may be necessary for some patients. Those who are African Americans, for instance, should start their screenings by 45 years old.
Bloating and pain in the abdomen
An occasional bout of mild abdominal pain and bloating doesn’t necessarily indicate an urgent need for medical attention. If abdominal pain or bloating occurs nearly every time you eat, or if it is accompanied by nausea, or if you have painful bowel movements, tell your physician about those symptoms, as they may refer you to a Gastrologist.
Learn more about abdominal pain and what it could mean for your health by reading this blog, “Pain Locator: Where Does It Hurt?”.
Difficulty swallowing or pain in the esophagus (dysphagia)
You may have difficulty swallowing, or be unable to swallow, due to certain ailments. Illnesses gastrointestinal several frequently need an upper endoscopy if you experience frequent esophageal discomfort or difficulty swallowing, or if difficulty swallowing intensifies over time. This procedure determines the source of the discomfort and initiates treatment.