Pediatric GI Diseases & Conditions We Treat | Lurie Children's

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Gastrointestinal (GI) & Nutritional Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating disorders that affect digestion and nutrition. The following is a list of many conditions we treat.

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Lactose Intolerance

A condition in which a lack of an enzyme called lactase causes the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk products.

Liver Encephalopathy

A condition in which confusion, mental dullness, drowsiness and even coma can be caused by a failure of the liver to function normally.

Liver Enlargement

Liver enlargement, also known as enlarged liver, or hepatomegaly, is a larger than normal swelling of the liver, and can be caused by many conditions.

Liver Failure

Also called hepatic insufficiency, when the liver can no longer produce bile, filter blood, store vitamins, iron, glucose, break down hemoglobin, insulin, and old red blood cells.