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 brochures will help you understand how these procedures can benefit you and what you can expect before, during and after.
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.
Gut Check: Know Your Medicine — A Campaign on the Safe Use of OTC Medicines
From AGA Partners
Learn more about your medical condition and explore your treatment options using UpToDate®, the same resource trusted by more than 600,000 clinicians around the world. After using UpToDate you will be more informed, so you can ask the right questions and have important conversations with your health-care provider.
Takeda developed Tummy Trends to provide IBS patients a discreet tool to track symptoms and behaviors in private and at their convenience.
Shire UCentral is an educational website providing patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) access to resources and tools to help them manage their disease.
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.
Visit the AGA Journals Blog — the fast, easy way to keep up with the latest research.
The following publications from AGA Press provide additional information on managing and living with some of the most commonly diagnosed GI disorders.