Gastrointestinal Diseases include a wide variety of digestive disorders which produce uncomfortable symptoms. Your digestive system is a series of organs including your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. These digestive secretions help with the digestion of 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 genetic conditions involving the liver and handle topics like damage to the liver, pancreas, or biliary tract caused by viruses, alcohol abuse, obstructions, bacterial infection, cancers, internal bleeding, trauma, and so forth.
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is generally apparent after many years. Overall, 50–80% of people treated are cured.