Many people can experience a burning sensation in their chest occasionally, caused by stomach acids refluxing into the esophagus, normally called heartburn.
It plays a vital role in digestion of foods, releases various enzymes and also protects the lower intestine from harmful organisms. The stomach connects to the esophagus above and to the small instestine below.
Gallstones may develop in the gallbladder as well as elsewhere in the billary tract. If gallstones in the gallbladder are symptomatic, surgical removal of the gallbladder, known as cholecystectomy may be indicated.
The pancreas is also a digestive organ, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that assist digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small instenine. These enzymes help to further break down the carbohydrates, proteins and lipids in the chyme.
The bowel, also known as the gut, is a tube by which humans transfer food to the digestions organs. The gastrointestinal tract contains thousands of different bacteria used in digestion.
Symptoms may include upper abdominal fullness, heartburn, nausea, belching or upper abdominal pain. People may also experience feeling full earlier than expected when eating. Other symptoms may be abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea and pelvic pain.