Digestion & Digestive Disorders

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Quiz: Do You Understand Digestion & Digestive Disorders?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when your lower esophageal sphincter doesn't open properly.

Explanation:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as heartburn, acid indigestion, or pyrosisis, occurs when your lower esophageal sphincter doesn't close properly. This can cause the contents from your stomach to go back up into your esophagus.
2

Celiac disease is not commonly seen in people who have insulin-dependent diabetes.

Explanation:
Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, so you will have an inflammatory response to gluten when your intestine comes in contact with it. Celiac disease is much more commonly seen in people who have insulin-dependent diabetes.
3

Blood tests for celiac disease and IBD test for different characteristics, allowing your physician to make the right diagnosis.

Explanation:
Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, and usually affects patients between the ages of 13 and 30. Blood tests for celiac disease and IBD test for different characteristics, allowing your physician to make the right diagnosis.
4

Constipation is not a symptom of IBS.

Explanation:
Patients who have stomach pain or discomfort at least three times a month for several months may have IBS. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include constipation, diarrhea and bloating.
5

Because there are so many different digestive problems, treatments vary greatly.

Explanation:
Because there are so many different digestive problems, treatments vary greatly. For some conditions such as GERD and celiac disease, dietary changes may be sufficient. Other conditions may require prescription and/or over-the-counter medications or surgery.