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  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    The digestive system involves the structures and processes that are responsible for degrading and metabolizing the food we eat. Disturbances to this system can result in a wide array of problems, including nutritional deficiencies, abnormal bowel movement, and pain. The most commonly affected regions in the digestive system are the stomach and the intestinal tract.


    Constipation is the condition of abnormally infrequent bowel movements. This can arise due to intestinal obstruction from congenital or acquired disorders. The prolonged presence of fecal matter in the intestinal tract can also result in further water absorption, leading to dryer stools and exacerbating the constipation.


    Diarrhea is the condition of abnormally frequent or watery bowel movement.

    Hirschsprung's Disease

    Hirschsprung's Disease results from the failed development of the enteric nervous system in a section of the colon. As a result, the affected region does not have an inhibition to tonic contraction, causing a colonic obstruction. This is also a cause of constipation. Blocked feces accumulate proximal to the obstruction and cause distention of the colon.

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