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What are digestive diseases?

Digestive diseases are dysfunctions that affect the digestive system, also called the gastrointestinal system. The organs that make up the digestive system include the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. Some digestive diseases are mild, while others can be serious.

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