Your digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and ridding your body of waste. The digestive system starts in your mouth and runs from your esophagus to your stomach to your intestines to your anus — i.e., your gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. Your liver, pancreas and gallbladder are also part of the digestive system. When one part stops working the way it’s supposed to, ripple effects often occur throughout the digestive system.
We are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary care, which means you’ll work with a gastroenterologist, your primary care provider and other specialists, as necessary, to receive the most effective management.
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At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our goal is to help patients find relief from the symptoms of digestive disorders so they can live a healthy, fulfilling life. Digestive disorders are complex and can affect the digestive system in a variety of ways, for a variety of reasons. In some cases, symptoms are subtle, resemble those of other conditions, or come and go over periods of time.
Our team uses a variety of tests and procedures to identify digestive disorders, including:
Some digestive diseases and conditions have genetic components, and others may occur for unknown reasons. But many can be prevented or minimized with simple solutions, like changing your diet and exercise habits. Some of these changes include: