Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the structure, functions and diseases of your digestive tract. Symptoms and complaints related to the digestive tract are some of the most common reasons we take over-the-counter medications, prescription medication or seek the advice of health-care providers.
Gastroenterologists, or “GIs,” are medical specialists with extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract. GIs can answer your questions, perform tests in making a diagnosis and prescribe the best course of treatment to help you feel better.
The following guides will provide some basic facts to help you better understand your condition and to serve as a starting point for discussions with your doctor; provide some basic facts about how GIs treat and manage all aspects of the digestive tract, including nutritional needs and obesity, as well as complications from medications; and help you understand how GI procedures can benefit you and what you can expect before, during and after.
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Gastroenterología es una rama de la medicina que se centra en la estructura, las funciones y las enfermedades del aparato digestivo.
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