Gastroenterology - an area of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Although humans do not have the bodies, which would not matter, though the gastrointestinal tract is of particular importance because of its state directly depends on how much and what quality of energy will have the rest of the system. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract directly affect the state of the whole organism in general and violations in this area always lead to poor health in general.
Another feature consists in gastroenterology, digestive tract diseases that are virtually isolated, and certainly one organ disease impairs performance and others. This happens because of the anatomical features of the gastrointestinal tract. In essence it is a long tube that begins and ends oral anus. Absolutely all the organs that are part of this "tube" are interrelated.
The digestion process - one of the most complex processes in the body, and coordinated activities provide not only directly digestive organs. It is governed by the nervous and endocrine systems, and a failure in the normal functioning of at least one of the parts of this complex chain have a negative effect on digestion. It therefore works closely with the gastroenterology neurology and endocrinology.
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are now the most common diseases. The way of life of modern man, with constant stress, lack of daily routine and nutrition negatively affects the digestive system. Unfortunately, the culture of food consumption is in deep decline, since childhood people are accustomed to snacking on dry rations to fast food and soft drinks, to the abundance of food with refined sugar and other junk food. As a result, the sad statistics show that every second person in the 30-year-old has a particular pathology of the gastrointestinal tract, which means that gastroenterology will long remain the number one medical science.
However, the medicine is also not standing still, and in the field of modern gastroenterology has many achievements. Much of the success of treatment success defined diagnosis. Various methods of medical imaging (endoscopy, CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray diagnostics) to ensure the accuracy of the diagnosis, and recent discoveries, such as the role of Helicobacter pylori in causing gastrointestinal diseases, make the treatment much more effective.