The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Its purpose is to digest food and help your body absorb nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.
When someone experiences gastrointestinal problems this means that some part of the digestive system is not working as it should be. Some gastrointestinal or digestive diseases and conditions occur over a short period of time, and others can be present for longer periods or even a lifetime. They often cause symptoms that can negatively impact your quality of life. Whether the condition is genetic or it is caused by your lifestyle there are things you can do to manage your condition and live a healthy life.