Digestive System Diseases
caused by an obstruction and/or infection
S/S is generalized abdominal pain; N & V, pyrexia, elevated WBC
Tx is an appendectomy
is a chronic destruction of the liver cells
a cause is hepatitis, bile duct dz; chemical toxins and malnutrition
tx for the dz is alcohol avoidance; proper nutrition, getting plenty of rest
s/s are liver enlragement; anemia; indigstion, N & V; epistaxis and jaundice
causes are poor bowel habits; chronic laxative use; certain digestive dzs
some s/s are abdominal pain and cramping, and inability to defecate.
txs are diet high in fiber; adequate water intake and exercise regularly and enemas.
this condition is characterized by frequent watery stools
this condition is caused by infection, stress, diet, and irritated cooon and toxic substances.
s/s of this dz are abdominal cramping generalized weakiness
txs for this condition is eliminate the cause; provide adequate fluid intake and modfying the diet.
is defined as stones in the gallbladder
s/s of this dz are abdominal pain that may radiate toward the back and heartburn esp. eating and N & V.
txs are a low fat diet; lithotripsy; a cholecystectomy
shock waves that are used to shatter gallstones.
surgical removal of the gallbladder
this dz is an inflammation of the diverticula
some s/s of this dz are abdominal pain; irregular bowel moverments; flatus; constipation or diarrhea; abdominal distention; ;pyrexia; N & V and cramping.
txs for this dz are antibiotics, stool-softening, analgesic;surgery, eating more fiber, drinking lots of fluids and exercising.
s/s are abdominal cramping, nN & V, pyrexia and diarrhea.
Shock waves that are used to shatter the gallstones
a section of the small intestine protrudes through the inguinal rings of the lower abdominal wall
transmitted in food or water contaminated by the feces of an infected person.
Transmitted through serum
Spread through blood and body fluid
pyrexia, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, jaundice
inflammation of the mucous membrane that liens the stomach and intestinal tract
abdominal cramping, n & v, pyrexia, and diarrhea
Occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weakened area or natural opening ina body wall
s/s of hernia
indigestion, abdominal distention, angina, dysphagia