Gastroenterology Clinical Trials
There are ongoing gastroenterology clinical trials to study diseases such as colitis, constipation, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and overactive bladder. Gastroenterology ailments are ones that affect people negatively on an almost daily basis. It affects the basic functions of eating and digesting your food properly.
While there is a lot known about the causes and treatment of gastroenterology diseases, there are many people who have to deal with the symptoms for a lifetime. There is a need for ongoing clinical research to study the many ailments caused by problems in the digestive system. If you have been diagnosed with a disease that affects your digestive system you may qualify to participate in a gastroenterology clinical trial.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that studies the digestive system and diseases that affect that system. In humans the digestive system is a complex combinations of organs and substances that allows us to eat and digest food. A few of the major organs that make up the digestive system include the mouth, teeth, saliva, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Gastroenterology studies common digestive system ailments such as colitis, constipation, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and overactive bladder.
Hepatology is a division of gastroenterology that specifically studies the liver, pancreas and biliary tree. In the last fifty years huge advancements have been made in the field of gastroenterology. Better tools are available for diagnosis and more causes of digestive system ailments are being discovered.