Category: Abdominal Diseases

Gilbert’s disease, what is it? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gilbert's disease

Gilbert’s disease is an abnormality in the liver function, leading to the presence of a toxic substance in the blood: bilirubin. This pathology is genetic, and transmitted to the (hereditary) offspring. Definition of Gilbert’s disease Gilbert’s disease, also known as Gilbert’s syndrome, is characterized by an abnormally high level of a toxic substance, bilirubin, in the […]

Crohn’s disease Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Crohn's disease

The Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive system, which evolves in spurts (or seizures) and remission stages. It is mainly characterized by attacks of abdominal pain and diarrhea, which can last several weeks or months. Fatigue, weight loss and even undernutrition can occur if no treatment is undertaken. In some cases, non-digestive symptoms that affect the skin, joints or eyes may be associated […]

Celiac disease: what is the difference with gluten intolerance?

Coeliac disease or celiac disease

Celiac disease, is a chronic disease of the intestine triggered by the consumption of gluten, a mixture of proteins contained in some cereals (wheat, barley, rye …).The disease is mainly manifested by digestive symptoms (diarrhea, pain, bloating …). In people with celiac disease, ingestion of gluten causes an  abnormal immune response  in the small intestine, which creates […]

Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

kidney stones

The kidney stones , commonly called ”  kidney stones  ” are hard crystals that form in the kidneys and can cause severe pain. Doctors use the term urolithiasis to describe these crystals, which can also be found in the rest of the urinary system: in the bladder, urethra or ureters (see diagram). In nearly 90% of cases, urinary stones form inside a kidney. Their size […]

Gallstones (cholelithiasis) Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Called gallstones or cholelithiasis , stone formation in the gall bladder , the organ that stores bile secreted by the liver. Calculations, sometimes called “stones”, do look like small pebbles. In the majority of cases, they are composed of crystallized cholesterol . Calculations of bile pigments can also occur, especially in cases of severe liver disease or sickle cell anemia, but this is not the case here. […]

Gastroenteritis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


The  gastroenteritis  is an infection of the  digestive system  that causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. In the majority of cases, it is short-lived. Symptoms occur quickly and usually resolve after 1 to 3 days. Gastroenteritis has multiple causes. It can be different  viruses ,  bacteria  or other microorganisms (such as amoebae) that are transmitted mainly by hands, water and contaminated food. The intensity and duration […]

What is lactose intolerance? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Lactose intolerance is characterized by digestive disorders, a consequence of intestinal absorption of lactose. Lactose is the main sugar found in dairy products). Definition of lactose intolerance Lactose intolerance is characterized by digestive problems as a result of the indigestion of lactose (the main milk sugar) from milk and its by-products (yogurts, cheese, etc.). An enzyme […]

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