Gastrointestinal Diseases include a wide variety of digestive disorders which produce uncomfortable symptoms. Your digestive system is a series of organs including your small and large intestines, esophagus, and stomach. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. These digestive secretions help with the process of digesting food.
Hepatology is the branch of medicine that incorporates the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas as well as management of their disorders. Hepatologists deal with various liver conditions involving handle topics like damage to the liver, pancreas, or biliary tract caused by viruses, alcohol, bacterial infection, cancers, and more.
Hepatitis is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the Hepatitis virus. The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is apparent after many years. Typically, around 50–80% of people treated are later cured.