WHAT IS DIGESTOLOGY?
Digestology (also known as Gastroenterology) is the medical specialty responsible for preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system.
That is, it deals with conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts and liver.
All these organs are in charge of the digestion process, that is to say, making the body’s cells able to process all the food and liquids we consume, taking advantage of those nutrients that the body needs and rejecting those that don’t .
Some of the most common diseases treated by the specialty of digestology at Clínica Eupnea Palamós are: gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, hepatitis, functional disorders of the digestive system, hiatal hernia, etc.
The specialist doctor in this discipline is the digestologist or gastroenterologist. At Clínica Eupnea Palamós we have this specialist who, together with other professionals such as nutritionists or endocrinologists, work to offer our patients a complete diagnosis.
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DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES AT CLINIC EUPNEA PALAMÓS
- Food intolerance test: it is used in order to detect the foods that cause allergy or intolerance in the patient, causing complicated digestion (with heaviness, diarrhea, among others).
- Helicobacter Pylori test: Helicobacter Pylori is the bacterium responsible for many cases of gastric ulcers. This bacterium is detected by a highly sensitive breath test. First, the patient will have to take a urea tablet marked with C-13. The presence of Helicobacter Pylori is detected by confirming the presence of this isotope in the breath (since the bacterium reduces urea to urease and carbon is released in the form of C13O2 during respiration.
- Gastroscopy: consists of the introduction of a small tube through the mouth in order to visualize the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
- Colonoscopy: consists of the introduction of a colonoscope through the anus in order to visualize the colon.
- Polypectomy: procedure carried out to remove polyps, in this case located in the digestive tract. The test is done with the help of an endoscope.
- Abdominal ultrasound: thanks to this test, you can perform a quick ultrasound study of organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, gallbladder and pancreas.