Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion/dyspepsia, bloating and constipation are common in the community. However, these symptoms may be misinterpreted and their impact and significance misunderstood both by health care providers and patients.
The ACG has created this special resource section that features the College’s wealth of scientifically-based education material and information, the latest related research from The American Journal of Gastroenterology and expert insight to help patients understand common GI symptoms and how these symptoms should be appropriately and effectively managed.
- Gas, bloating, constipation?
- Information on Common GI Conditions
- Physician Resources
- Latest Related Clinical Science from the AJG
Do You Have IBS?
In the United States, it is estimated that 10-15 percent of the adult population suffers from IBS symptoms, yet only 5 to 7 percent of adults have been diagnosed with the disease. IBS is the most common disease diagnosed by gastroenterologists and one of the most common disorders seen by primary care physicians.
Information on Common GI Conditions
- Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Abdominal Pain Syndrome
- Belching, Bloating, Flatulence
- Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder Disorders and Gallstone Pancreatitis
- Gallstone Pancreatitis
- Gallstones in Women
- Constipation and Defecation Problems
- Diarrhea (acute)
- Diarrhea (chronic)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Hemorrhoids and Other Anal Disorders
- Rectal Problems in Women