Digestive disorders are nothing new. As long as humans have consumed food, there have been problems with digestion. Now think about how human nutrition has changed over time and across geographical locations.
Identify a digestive disorder that is closely linked to a particular time or place.
For example, a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been documented in parts of the world where the local diet consists primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables with low consumption of cooked red meat.
Discuss the causes and symptoms of your chosen disorder and possible treatment options.
Include information on the role of diet in mitigating or treating symptoms of the disorder.
Cite at least two sources in your response. These can include sources in our LEO course.
Here are some examples you can choose from:
Esophagus problems, such as stricture (narrowing) and achalasia and esophagitis
Stomach problems, including gastritis, gastric ulcers usually caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and cancer
Liver problems, such as hepatitis A,B,C,D or E cirrhosis, liver failure, and autoimmune and alcoholic hepatitis
Pancreatitis and pancreatic pseudocyst
Intestinal problems, such as polyps and cancer, infections, celiac disease,constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, ,diverticular diseases,Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, and intestinal ischemia.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and hiatal hernia.
Gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholangitis
Rectal problems, such as anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctitis, and rectal prolapse, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections.