July 21, 2022

Hepatitis Overview

Hepatitis is an inflammation (a swelling of an injured or infected organ) of the liver. It is caused by five viruses referred to as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. The condition can be…
January 31, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a rare inherited condition that can develop into chronic pancreatitis and is often diagnosed in childhood. This disorder causes gluey mucus to plug ducts in the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from entering…
January 31, 2022


The food you eat is broken down into sugar (glucose) and sent to your bloodstream. When your blood sugar rises, the pancreas releases insulin, which your cells use as energy. When you have diabetes, your…
January 31, 2022

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas that lasts several days. The condition is primarily caused by alcohol abuse and gallstones that block the common bile duct (the tube that transports bile from…
January 31, 2022

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term condition that gradually destroys the pancreas. This inflammation causes the organ’s cells to malfunction and become permanently damaged.
January 31, 2022

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect because the pancreas is deep in the abdomen and can't be felt when pressed. It can also grow undetected for a long time and lack symptoms. Sometimes symptoms don’t…
January 6, 2022

General Liver Conditions

General Liver Conditions The liver is your body’s largest internal organ (about the size of a football and weighing about three pounds). It sits on the right side of your abdomen on top of your…
November 12, 2021

General Gallbladder Conditions

The gallbladder is a lemon-sized sac tucked under your liver. It stores bile secreted by the liver, which then flows into the small intestine for fat digestion. If something slows down the stream of bile…
November 2, 2021

General Esophagus Conditions

Your esophagus is a crucial part of your gastrointestinal tract and the process of digestion. Commonly called the food pipe, it is an eight-inch long, muscular tube that serves as a conduit between your throat…
September 23, 2021

Large Intestine/Colon Conditions

The large intestine, also known as the colon or large bowel, plays an important role in making and absorbing vitamins, absorbing electrolytes and water, and forming and transporting stool toward the rectum so that it…