Inflammation of the gallbladder. Formation or presence of stones or calculi in gallbladder or common bile duct. Increase with age. Common in men, women with multiple pregnancies, obese, diabetics, and people with rapid weight loss.
S&S- mild discomfort to extreme pain, often preceded by indestion of fatty or greasy foods. Pain is usually steady lasting from 15-30 min to several hours. Nausea, vomiting, bloating, flatulence, abdominal tenderness. Acute includes low fever, RUQ tenderness
a chronic condition in which wheat glutens cause damage to the mucosa of the small intestine, creating a malabsorption situation. disease more common in white European groups, especially western Ireland.
S&S- malabsorption, diarrhea, weight loss flatulence, distended abdomen, anemia, back pain, hypoproteinemia, impotence, osteopenic bone disease and other nutritional deficiency manifestations may occur. death may occur in severe cases.
ulceration of the mucous membranes of the colon; cause is unknown, but UC tends to run in families; belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel disease.
S&S- inflammation of the region, lesions, decreased flexibility of the bowel, fistulas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bleeding, anemia, malabsorption, or nutrients, may lead to carcinoma.