Gastroenterology and Digestive Disorders
Exeter Hospital’s gastroenterogy department offers a full range of highly therapeutic procedures. The fully accredited endoscopy department is staffed by affiliated board certified gastroenterologists, and affiliated board certified general surgeons, as well as specially trained registered nurses and an experienced support staff. Patients are assessed and reassessed along the continuum of care in the gastroenterology endoscopy unit.
While researchers do not know the definite cause of most types of GI cancers, they have identified numerous risk factors-factors that increase the risk of developing cancer. Prevention is key when it comes to most cancer. Early detection of symptoms revealed by regular screenings allows the proper treatment and care that can prevent the spread of disease. One example would be men and women over 50 years of age should be tested for colon cancer.
It is important to have screening for various gastroenterological problems. Some conditions are present even when there are no symptoms shown. Sometimes there are clear warning signs that indicate you may need to consult a gastroenterologist immediately.
It is not an overstatement to say that with a healthy gastrointestinal tract, you will have a healthier body.
If your GI tract is abnormal in any way, your doctor will suggest specific dietary changes to help alleviate some of your symptoms. Some of these dietary changes may help correct and prevent the problem. Making the appropriate changes to manage your digestive disorder requires patience and a trial-and-error period.
These diets are designed to help you approach your diagnosis or problem in a healthy way. There have been changes over the years with regards to nutrition for digestive disorders and we would like to provide you with some information and recommendations for the following:
Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with digestive disorders, ranging from the occasional upset stomach to the more life-threatening colorectal cancer. These disorders are found throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
To learn more about some of these particular digestive disorders’, causes, symptoms, prevalence, diagnosis, and prevention, select from the links below:
Upper Digestive Health
Lower Digestive Health
- Colon Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Diverticular Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis