5 Common GI Disorders and Their Symptoms

The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), or digestive tract, is the organ system responsible for consuming food, digesting it, extracting energy and nutrients and expelling the remaining waste.

Problems within the GI tract can result in a number of common conditions, ranging from acid reflux and indigestion to bowel conditions such as diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In most cases of common digestive problems, simple lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise or taking over-the-counter remedies) can help.

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