Stomach Diseases

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There are many diseases and disorders that can affect the stomach, leading to uncomfortable experiences for patients, as well as trouble with normal food consumption. The stomach is one of the key players in the digestive tract. When the stomach does not function properly, it can lead to issues in various other parts of the body as well. Luckily, our expert team at Centers for Gastroenterology is here to help. We are well-versed in treating various diseases involving the stomach and work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan.

Types of Stomach Disease

Stomach diseases are numerous, and they all may present differently in different patients. Below is a brief list detailing some of the potential causes of symptoms you may be experiencing.

Dyspepsia is a disorder that may cause pain in the upper abdomen, an unexplained feeling of being full after consuming small amounts of food, bloating, and nausea, and increased levels of burping. For many people with dyspepsia, symptoms may appear after eating. This disorder is sometimes linked to IBS.

Gastroparesis, or delayed emptying of the stomach, causes the stomach slow down or halting the passage of food into the small intestine. This could be caused by nerve damage or an autoimmune condition, as well as diabetes.

Cyclical vomiting syndrome produces periods of extreme nausea and vomiting that are followed by periods of no symptoms.

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed due to several potential causes, including overuse of NSAIDs like ibuprofen, as well as alcohol abuse. This condition may resolve itself or become chronic. Patients may experience pain and bloating, nausea, and vomiting, as well as a burning sensation.

Ulcers are open sores that can emerge in the stomach. NSAIDs can cause or worsen this condition, as well as certain infections. Ulcers can cause significant discomfort for patients.

Stomach tumors are masses that form in the stomach, that can be cancerous. Common symptoms include unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, or dark black colored bowel movements called melena. Tumors may be malignant or benign in nature.

What Are the Causes of Stomach Disease?

The cause of stomach disease can vary between patients and conditions, and there may be no one answer to point to. However, overconsumption of certain medications, such as ibuprofen, may create issues within the stomach. In some cases, infection may be the culprit. Alcohol and tobacco use can also play a role, as well as a family history of stomach disease and autoimmune disorders.

How Are Stomach Diseases Treated?

If a patient’s disease is acute, it may resolve itself with the help of dietary changes. Medication is commonly prescribed by our team to combat various stomach diseases–these can address a range of issues, including inflammation and infection. A member of our team may also suggest cutting back on certain medications and substances, as well as consuming more water and fiber.


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If you’re concerned about symptoms, you or a loved one may be experiencing, Centers for Gastroenterology in Fort Collins, CO would love to help ease your mind. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced providers. For your convenience, you may view and download our patient forms prior to your appointment.



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