In human anatomy, the gut (intestine) is the segment of the alimentary tract extending from the mouth via the stomach to the anus. Pathology can be present anywhere in the entire tract because the gut is the most sensitive system in the body and can easily be disturbed by any disease, emotional factors, and/or malfunctioning of any other body system. According to a survey done by EndoNurse, posted in “News, Industry Issues,” about 43 percent of the American population suffers from common gut diseases like reflux disease, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and malabsorption each year, and this ratio keeps increasing each year, which simultaneously increases clinic visits and hospitalizations. Despite that, some gut diseases have genetic associations, like Hirschsprung disease, esophageal atresia, hypertrophic pyloric ...

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