Gastroenterology is the specialty that deals with all diseases of the digestive tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, colon and rectum.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine concerned with digestive diseases. Gastroenterology practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder and pancreas diseases. This field of medicine is actually a specialty of Internal Medicine, for example, cardiology, which deals with heart disease.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist who first was trained in Internal Medicine and later in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system. Often it called a gastroenterologist in cases of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or change in bowel habits, when the diagnosis is uncertain or when specialized diagnostic procedures are needed.
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Usually when we have certain gastric symptoms tend to think that we can suffer from gastritis, some say they do not digest food properly or refer the presence of heartburn or just do not get hungry, there are even those who complain of bad breath or difficulty swallowing.
Indeed these data are related to peptic disease (eye that does not say only gastritis), which includes several conditions that they will receive their name depending on the affected area and the severity or its origin.
However we should not forget that in addition to acid peptic disease other diseases of the digestive tract that may share the same symptoms or some of them such as motor disorders (motion) or neurological (nerve), so it becomes essential to consult with gastroenterologist for differential diagnosis with these other conditions and proper treatment is received.