What is the difference between gastrology and gastroenterology?

As per definition, a gastrologist is a person who specializes in gastrology. Gastrology involves stomach and stomach-related issues. However, gastrology is not a recognized branch of study and hence, gastrologist is just another term used for gastroenterologists, since the latter is difficult to pronounce

What does a gastroenterologist do?

  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation and blood in the stool.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis.

Some GI problems are mild and usually go away on their own, but some conditions are serious enough that you have to see a physician or gastroenterologist.”

Can gastrointestinal disease cause death?

Abstract. Sudden gastrointestinal (GI) death is an unexpected death due to digestive system causes mainly found after autopsy. The literature is rich in articles that studied sudden death due to cardiac causes while sudden GI deaths remain less well-documented.

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