Digestive diseasesDefinition: Disorders that affect the ability of the digestive system to break down food. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, and unintentional weight loss. Treatment options may include diet, medication, or surgery. Digestive diseases can be acute (lasting only a short time) or chronic (long-lasting) conditions.
Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- Gastrointestinal diseases