Also called the non-diet approach, this approach focuses on finding alternatives besides restrictive diets to help with GI symptoms.
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure to view the upper digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or just acid reflux, is when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD.
Gas is when air builds up in your small intestine and large intestine. Flatulence is when gas passes through the rectum and belching, or burping, is when gas passes through the mouth.
Gastroparesis or delayed gastric emptying is when the stomach has trouble clearing out its contents, possibly due to issues with the stomach muscles, nerves, or brain and spinal cord nerves.
Dyspepsia, or indigestion, may cause upper abdominal pain, burning or heat, and the stomach feeling full during or after eating.
Barrett’s esophagus is when the cells lining the esophagus — the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach — change into the cells lining the intestine. The test for Barrett’s is an endoscopy.