National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Includes information about the causes of bleeding in the digestive tract and how the bleeding is recognized, diagnosed, and treated.
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En Español
Hemorragia en el tracto digestivo
Incluye información sobre las causas de la hemorragia en el tracto digestivo y cómo se reconoce, diagnostica y trata una hemorragia.
Versión PDF (164 KB) *

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The Digestive System and How It Works
Provides general information about the organs of the digestive system, the digestive process, and the absorption of nutrients.
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En Español
El aparato digestivo y su funcionamiento
Ofrece información general sobre los órganos del sistema digestivo, la digestión y la absorción de nutrientes. Incluye un listado de lecturas adicionales.
Versión PDF (153 KB) *

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Gas in the Digestive Tract
Describes what causes gas and discusses symptoms, complications, and treatment.
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Gastritis
Describes the various causes of gastritis and tests used to diagnose it.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults publication thumbnail image.

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults
Defines gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment—including surgery—for GERD.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents
Describes gastroesophageal reflux in children and adolescents, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
PDF Version (675 KB) *

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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants
Describes gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Gastroparesis
Defines gastroparesis and describes the symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
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Indigestion
Describes indigestion, also called functional dyspepsia. Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Ménétrier's Disease
Defines Ménétrier’s disease and describes treatment options.
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Smoking and the Digestive System
Describes how smoking affects various parts of the digestive system.
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Upper GI Endoscopy
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
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En Español
Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información sobre la endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (169 KB) *

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Upper GI Series
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) x-ray series. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (106 KB) *

Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal publicación imagen

En Español
Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información general sobre las radiografías del tránsito esofagogastroduodenal.
Versión PDF (110 KB) *

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
Describes the causes, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
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Page last updated March 12, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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