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Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Advice for clinicians on COVID-19 (coronavirus) is here. If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, visit the NHS website or North Yorkshire Public Health. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.

Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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Gastroenterology and Liver

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.

It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.

In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of the study of Gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology A-Z

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