What are the treatment options for digestive diseases?

The most common treatments for gastro ailments include diet and behavior modifications, says Gregory Lemite, MD from John Randolph Medical Center. Learn more in this video.
Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Gastroenterology
Watch as gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan discusses some treatment options for digestive diseases. Watch Dr. Robynne Chutkan's video for information on digestive disorders and gastrointestinal issues.


Treatments for digestive diseases vary widely, depending on the condition. Doctors may prescribe antibiotics, drugs that treat diarrhea and constipation, those that strengthen the stomach lining, or acid reducers. Some digestive diseases need to be managed with specific diets. Others require surgery.

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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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