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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Gastrointestinal Diseases and Problems

Here you will learn some English words related to gastrointestinal diseases and problems such as "volvulus", "pancreatitis", and "constipation".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
oral candidiasis
[noun]
a fungal infection that affects the mouth and throat, caused by overgrowth of the Candida fungus, resulting in white patches or sores on the mucous membranes
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gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
[noun]
a chronic condition where stomach acid consistently backs up into the oesophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation, and other related discomforts
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achalasia
[noun]
a disorder that affects swallowing due to improper relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter
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esophageal rupture
[noun]
a tear in the esophageal wall, resulting in severe chest pain and other complications
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gastritis
[noun]
a medical condition where the stomach's inner lining becomes inflamed, often resulting in symptoms like stomach discomfort, nausea, and a reduced appetite
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peptic ulcer disease
[noun]
the formation of open sores in the stomach or duodenum due to stomach acid erosion, causing abdominal pain and other symptoms
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autoimmune gastritis
[noun]
immune system attack on the stomach lining, causing inflammation, impaired acid production, and related symptoms
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appendicitis
[noun]
a severe medical condition in which one's appendix becomes inflamed and painful
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food poisoning
[noun]
an illness resulting from the consumption of food or water contaminated with bacteria
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cholera
[noun]
a potentially fatal illness that is acquired from consumption of water or food contaminated with particular bacteria, causing diarrhea and vomiting
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amoebic dysentery
[noun]
a severe intestinal infection causing diarrhea and abdominal cramps, caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica
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Crohn's disease
[noun]
a chronic inflammatory bowel condition causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms with potential complications throughout the body
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ulcerative colitis
[noun]
a chronic inflammation of the colon and rectum, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding
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hernia
[noun]
a condition in which part of an organ squeezes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place
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volvulus
[noun]
a medical condition characterized by the abnormal twisting of the gastrointestinal tract, causing bowel obstruction
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intestinal obstruction
[noun]
a blockage in the normal flow of the intestines, causing symptoms like abdominal pain and vomiting
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malabsorption
[noun]
a condition where the digestive system fails to properly absorb nutrients from food
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pancreatitis
[noun]
the inflammation of the pancreas, often causing abdominal pain and digestive complications
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ascending cholangitis
[noun]
a severe bacterial infection in the bile ducts, causing fever, jaundice, and abdominal pain, requiring urgent medical attention
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cholelithiasis
[noun]
the formation of gallstones in the gallbladder
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impaction
[noun]
the blockage of material in the digestive tract, disrupting normal flow
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jaundice
[noun]
a medical condition in which one's skin or the whites in one's eyes turn yellow, caused by a liver disease or blockage of the bile duct
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irritable bowel syndrome
[noun]
a common bowel disorder that is characterized by diarrhea or constipation and is often tied to stress or worry
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dysentery
[noun]
an infection in one's intestines that causes severe diarrhea containing blood or mucus
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dyspepsia
[noun]
a severe or recurring pain localized in the upper abdomen and characterized by nausea, bloating, or vomiting
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constipation
[noun]
a medical condition in which one has difficulty emptying one's bowels
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hookworm disease
[noun]
a parasitic condition in which hookworms attach to the lining of the small intestine, causing abdominal pain, anemia, and fatigue
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enteritis
[noun]
a medical condition marked by inflammation of the small intestine, often causing symptoms like abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and occasionally fever
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gastroenteritis
[noun]
the inflammation of the stomach and intestines, causing symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting due to infections
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diarrhea
[noun]
a medical condition in which body waste turns to liquid and comes out frequently
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biliary colic
[noun]
sudden, severe abdominal pain caused by temporary blockage of the bile ducts, often due to gallstones
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