Gastrointestinal disorders are those that affect the digestive tract. They are also generally known as digestive diseases. This is a category that can include any disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, between the esophagus and the rectum. Gastrointestinal disorders require a serious alteration in ones everyday life. Gastrointestinal disorders may also require constant access to a bathroom or changes in diet. Some typical gastrointestinal disorders are accepted by the Social Security Administration.

Woman suffering from a Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders That May Be Accepted By The SSA:

  • Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS):
  • A condition where the vitamins and food nutrients are not absorbed in the body properly either because of the dysfunction of a portion of the small intestine or, more often, because a portion of the bowel is removed. The symptoms include diarrhea, excessive exhaustion, swelling of the legs, peptic ulcers, and weight loss.

  • Chronic Liver Disease:
  • Progressive destruction of the liver that is caused by a great number of different diseases. Some symptoms of liver diseases may include tiredness, hyperventilation, jaundice, and bruising.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux:
  • A disease where the part of the stomach that holds the primary valve between the stomach and esophagus closed. This can allow acid to flow out of the stomach and then into the throat. Some typical symptoms of this disease are cough, asthma, damaged teeth or laryngitis.

  • Interstitial Cystitis:
  • The bladder wall becomes inflamed and causes a painful stomach pressure. This can be misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection and people go years without a correct diagnosis. It is very painful and the symptoms include pain during intercourse, urinating frequently, pelvic pain and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • Peptic Ulcers:
  • Painful sores in the stomach or small intestine. Symptoms of peptic ulcers are burning pain in the stomach, bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and serious pain in the stomach.

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging:
  • When there is bleeding in the digestive system caused by some non-serious conditions, but also may be due to gastrointestinal problems or intestinal polyps in the digestive system. The symptoms might include bleeding from the rectum, blood on toilet paper or in toilet bowl, or vomiting blood.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
  • When the intestines become swollen and red. The severity of the disease differs as it progresses. Some days it can be debilitating and other days it can be manageable. Symptoms of IBD are stomach cramps, bloody stool, urgency when going to the bathroom, fever, hunger loss, anemia, and weight loss.

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