Bloating occurs when gas builds up inside the stomach or intestines as the body breaks food down, causing the abdomen to become swollen.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects children and adults. It is a chronic digestive disorder that results in reaction to foods that contain gluten.
Constipation affects most people at some point in time. A person is considered to be constipated if they have three or fewer bowel movements in a week or if they do have a bowel movement they are hard, dry or painful.
Diarrhea involves having bowel movements that are watery and loose at least three times in a day. It may also cause a sense of urgency, cramps and stomach upset.
Heartburn is a painful, burning sensation that occurs in either the chest or the throat. Heartburn occurs when stomach acid travels up into the esophagus.
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS or spastic colon, is a group of chronic symptoms that are caused by a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract.
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that may be caused by acute gastritis, signals from the brain, reaction from medication, or another unrelated illness.
A peptic ulcer is a sore or lesion that develops in the lining of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum. Ulcers are commonly a result of stress or poor eating habits.