Category: Abdominal Diseases

Cirrhosis: what is it? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease characterized by a progressive replacement of healthy liver tissue with nodules and fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that progressively alters liver function . It is a serious and progressive disease. Cirrhosis most often results from chronic liver damage , for example due to excessive consumption of alcohol or infection with a virus (hepatitis B or C). This persistent […]

Hepatic colic, what is it?

Hepatic colic

Definition of hepatic colic Hepatic colic is characterized by obstruction of the bile ducts, a consequence of the formation of gallstones . These can be compared to small “pebbles” of cholesterol and form in the gall bladder. In most cases, the formation of gallstones does not cause any symptoms. In other cases, they can get stuck in the duct […]

What is constipation?

constipation

Chronic or occasional constipation The constipation is a delay or difficulty in bowel movements. It can be occasional (travel, pregnancy, etc.) or chronic. We talk about chronic constipation when the problem lasts for at least 6 to 12 months, with more or less marked symptoms. The frequency of stool evacuation varies from person to person, ranging from 3 times a day to 3 […]

Irritable bowel syndrome Symptoms causes and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome

The syndrome irritable bowel (IBS) is also called irritable bowel syndrome. In France, the term “functional colopathy  ” is also used. It is a digestive disorder that is characterized by discomfort or painful sensations in the stomach. These discomforts are associated with the change in the rate of passage of food in the colon, also called the large intestine (see diagram). Passing speeds that […]

Colitis: all about acute colitis and chronic colitis

colitis

Colitis is a particularly common reason for consultation, whether with the attending physician or the gastroenterologist. It is not a disease strictly speaking but a “syndrome” ie a set of manifestations related to inflammation of the colon. This inflammation can have many and very different causes, whether in the mode of occurrence, colonic lesions responsible for inflammation, […]

Gallstones Causes, Treatment and Surgery

Gallstones

What is gallstones ? This is 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 […]

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms and Treatment

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Definition of Gastroesophageal Reflux  The gastroesophageal reflux means the rise of part of the stomach contents into the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach). The stomach produces gastric juices, very acidic substances that help the digestion of food. However, the wall of the esophagus is not designed to resist the acidity of the contents of the stomach. Reflux causes […]

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