Articles

  • Disease

    Viral gastroenteritis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Viral gastroenteritis is sometimes called the “stomach flu.” It refers to swelling or inflammation of the stomach and intestines from a virus. The infection can lead to and vomiting.

  • Disease

    Volvulus - childhood

    An intestinal obstruction is a partial or complete blockage that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through the bowel. A volvulus is a twisting of the bowel on itself. It is one cause of intestinal obstruction.

    A volvulus is a twisting of the intestine that can occur in childhood. It causes a blockage, and may cut off blood flow and damage part of the intestine.