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.
Diet and Medication
The following brochures 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.
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The following brochures will provide some basic facts, to help you better understand your condition and to serve as a starting point for discussions with your doctor.
Comparing Websites for Patients
To help guide patients to reliable online resources, AGA offers reviews of disease-specific information on commonly used websites.
The following publications from AGA Press provide additional information on managing and living with some of the most commonly diagnosed GI disorders.