What is the rate of incidence for digestive diseases?

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At least 60-70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive diseases. About 14 million hospital stays, 105 million visits to a doctor, and 45 million emergency visits each year are due to digestive diseases. Close to two million Americans have disabilities related to digestive diseases.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.
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