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Articles on gastroenterology
Generous and fatty meals may sometimes provoke sudden cramps and severe pain in the right upper abdomen. If a piece of creamy cake or a few hard-boiled eggs lead to such unpleasant consequences, most likely, you should suspect gallstone disease.
The disease, like many other dangerous conditions, is almost undetectable in its first stages. It is generally believed that liver cirrhosis is related to alcohol, but there may be many more causes. It is extremely important to undergo treatment, otherwise the disorder can be fatal due to progressive liver damage.
Constant bowel movement problems in the form of diarrhea can indicate Crohn's disease. Inflammation may occur in any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum. The disease is chronic and requires regular drug treatment and a diet.