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Are digestive diseases serious?

Some digestive diseases are mild. Others, such as celiac disease, can be very serious, as they could lead to malnutrition and other problems. Other serious digestive diseases include appendicitis, pancreatitis, cancer, and intestinal obstruction. Some digestive diseases can even be life-threatening if left untreated.

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