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What are the treatment options for digestive diseases?

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.

Dr. Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Gastroenterologist
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.


The most common treatments for gastro ailments include diet and behavior modifications.

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