Being your own sleuth
A friend asked me whether there is one source that lists digestive problems, including the obscure ones. Unfortunately, when I was trying to figure out what was going on with me I never found one and there still does not seem to be a single source. This led me to hop from website-to-website trying to determine if the symptoms I had matched a specific known disease or disorder. In an attempt to simplify the process, I compiled a list of websites that may help those who are not feeling well identify what may be going on.
- The site has a list of diseases (more than just digestive disorders) and discusses the disease, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, in addition to other useful information. This is the most comprehensive list I have found.
- The diseases GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), diverticulitis, indigestion, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis are broken down into symptoms, causes, and treatments.
- Common digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer are covered.
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
- Provides a comprehensive look at celiac disease.
- Defines some of the symptoms of fructose malabsorption.
- This site discusses the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatments for some of the diseases of the liver and digestive tract in addition to other diseases. It also provides a medical dictionary and descriptions of medical tests from allergy testing to thyroid scans.
Do you have other sites to recommend?
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