Digestive disorders and diseases

Did you know?

Conditions affecting the digestive tract affect 1 in 5 people in Europe and represents the most frequent reason of hospitalization.

To maximize your chances while facing an illness, Concilio’s medical concierge personally assists you for all your medical needs.

Digestive disorders and diseases: Types and risk factors

Digestive tract pathologies affect the digestive system, or its organs, like the liver, the stomach, the gallbladder, the esophagus, or the pancreas. Several disorders and diseases afflict the digestive system, for example:

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Celiac disease

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Gallstones

  • Intestinal polyps

  • Sigmoid diverticulitis

  • Appendicitis

  • Salmonellosis

  • Etc.

Conditions of the digestive tract can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Certain lifestyle factors, like toxicomania, diet, being overweight, stress, or alcohol consumption.

  • Age

  • Obesity

  • Infectious agents

Diagnosis and treatment

Gastroenterology is a medical discipline that focuses on affections of the digestive system. Exploration of the digestive tract consists mainly of an endoscopic procedure.

To limit the risk of digestive disorders and diseases, it is recommended to adopt a balanced lifestyle, including a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco use and alcohol consumption.

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition

Fiche Digestive disorders and diseases

  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
  • Date :

1005 peer-recommended gastroenterologists have been identified by concilio