What is gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.1


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Prevalence in India


Burden of Gastroenterological Diseases in India in 2016:1

There has been increase in the prevalence and mortality rate:
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract cancer
  • Vascular intestinal disorders
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease


Mortality in India Due to Gastroenterological Disorders in 2016:1

Prevalence of Liver diseases In India: Tenth most common cause of Death 2,3,4

One in Five Affected from Liver Diseases

1 million Liver Cirrhosis Cases Diagnosed every year

9% to 53% General Population have NAFLD

40 million HBV cases detected

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Diseases in India 5,6,7,8

7.6% - 30% Suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

22% Suffer from constipation

1.4 Million Suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

25% Pregnant Females Suffer from Constipation

114-200/Million Suffer from Pancreatitis


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Disease types

Classification of Liver Disorders: 1

Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • It includes alcoholic fatty liver with or without hepatitis, alcohol hepatitis (reversible because of acute ingestion) to cirrhosis (irreversible).
  • Patients with severe alcohol use disorder mostly develop chronic liver disease; this is the most frequent cause of CLD.

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD/NASH)

  • NAFLD has an association with metabolic syndrome (obesity, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus).
  • Some of these patients develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which leads to fibrosis of the liver.

Chronic Viral Hepatitis:

  • Chronic hepatitis B, C, and D infections are the most common causes of chronic liver disease.
  • Chronic hepatitis C, if not treated, may lead to hepatocellular carcinoma.

Cirrhosis is a final stage of chronic liver disease that results in disruption of liver architecture, the formation of widespread nodules, vascular reorganization, neo-angiogenesis, and deposition of an extracellular matrix.1

The main causes of chronic viral hepatitis are.2

Genetic Causes: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson disease

Autoimmune Causes: Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) or Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)

Other Causes of Chronic Liver Disease: Drugs or Vascular. Budd-Chiari syndrome

Gastric Disorders:

The most common gastric problems are:

Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining is called gastritis3

Peptic Ulcer: a sore on the lining of your stomach or duodenum4

Irritable bowel Syndrome: The presence of abdominal pain or discomfort with altered bowel habits in the absence of detectable structural and biochemical abnormalities5

Chronic Diarrhoea: Loose stools that last for at least four weeks.6

Constipation: a disorder in the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in the infrequent stools, difficult stool passage with pain and stiffness. Acute constipation may cause closure of the intestine, which may even require surgery 7


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  1. Viatris: Global Healthcare Company. Available at: Accessed on: 22 February 2022.


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