The subject of gastroenterology is the diseases of digestive system:
· Upper digestive sector – mouth and oral health, salivary glands, pharynx and larynx; oesophageal and stomach
· Lower digestive sector – small and large intestines, anus
· Big glands participating in digestive process – liver and pancreas
Because of nature of diseases treated, the gastroenterology is closely related to other medical specialties. This is why, quite often the diagnostics and treatment are performed by interdisciplinary teams including specialists on imaging diagnostics, microbiology, internal diseases, general surgery, and so on.
The consultation with a specialist – gastroenterologist is recommended when the symptoms listed below occur:
· Abdomen aches
· Constipation or diarrhoea