Digestive System

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesphageal Reflux dieases is where the lower esophageal sphincter opens randomly and doesn't really close well and stomach contents rise up to the esophagus. Gastroenterologist are also people that help with jaundice. You must have your bachelor's and medical degree in order to become a Gastroenterologist. An average of 13-14 years is taken to become one. You can volunteer at local hospitals or clinics. A college you can attend to achieve this career goal is The American College of Gastroenterology. Three very important skills needed to become a successful Gastroenterologist are strong communication and leadership, attention to details, and problem-solving skills. Gastroenterology isn't really growing in the U.S. In fact, there are some shortages. By 2020, there will be about 1,050 specialized physicians in the U.S.

Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition which is characterized by a yellowish discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It's a symptom, not really a disease. The yellow coloration is caused by the excessive amount of bilirubin in the body. A Gastroenterologist are also people that help with jaundice. You must have your bachelor's and medical degree in order to become a Gastroenterologist. An average of 13-14 years is taken to become one. You can volunteer at local hospitals or clinics. A college you can attend to achieve this career goal is The American College of Gastroenterology. Three very important skills needed to become a successful Gastroenterologist are strong communication and leadership, attention to details, and problem-solving skills. Strong communication and leadership skills is probably the most important skill because you need to be able to talk to your patient comfortably and they are relying on you to help them out. Strong communication and leadership skills, patience, and empathy are probably three skills that would make me an okay Gastroenterologist.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract. This disease can also be called Ileitis or Enteritis. It can affect any part of the gut from the mouth all the way down to the anus. The lower part of the small intestine is the body part that is mostly affected in these cases. The intestines clear out a lot which results in diarrhea. Gastroenterologists are known for treating people with this disease. You must have your bachelor's and medical degree in order to become a Gastroenterologist. An average of 13-14 years is taken to become one. You can volunteer at local hospitals or clinics. A college you can attend to achieve this career goal is The American College of Gastroenterology. They can have their own team of doctors, they do not do surgeries, and they diagnose and treat the diseases. I would not like to pursue in this topic because I don't want to deal with any disease in the digestive system. Gastroenterologists average annual pay is $303,000.

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