Digestive diseases and disorders affect approximately 60 million Americans. They range from relatively minor discomforts such as gas, heartburn and indigestion to serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses such as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, ulcers and gallstones. Here are some good, general resources about them.
Bill Robertson’s personal web site is an extensive guide to online resources about digestive disorders. The annotated links include FAQs, medical institutions. pharmaceutical companies, service providers, government agencies, sites hosted by individuals, commercial sites, news groups, mail lists and chat channels, support organizations, and more.
This section of the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) Diseases website offers an extensive array of online publications about all kinds of digestive disorders Directories of organizations for patients and professionals and a digestive disease dictionary are also included.