Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders involve the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, liver, stomach, small and large intestines, colon, rectum, gallbladder, and pancreas. Healthy digestion breaks down the food you eat into nutrients and energy that allows you to take on your day. A lesser-known fact is how the trillions of bacteria in your gut influence your immune system and your mental health.

We all experience digestive problems from time to time, but when those symptoms persist, it’s time to speak with your family doctor or health care provider.
Early Awareness and Diagnosis
Celiac Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease vs. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Lactose Intolerance
Living with a Digestive Disorder
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for IBS
Exercise and Lifestyle Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diet
Living with Crohn’s Disease
Managing Lactose Intolerance
Medication and Treatment
Switching from a Biologic to a Biosimilar Drug in Canada

How ASEBP Supports You

ASEBP’s Extended Health Care benefits provide coverage for a range of medications used to manage and treat digestive disorders.

If you have ASEBP's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), you also have access to four cost-free hours of counselling or health coaching each calendar year. Get support from mental health professionals, registered nurses, dietitians, and other practitioners to help you cope with your diagnosis and improve your quality of life.

You can also register for Tranquility by Inkblot, a cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) program that teaches positive coping strategies and skills. This online program is available to all covered members and dependants with ASEBP’s EFAP.

Get in Touch

Your ASEBP benefit plan covers a range of health and wellness services.
For more information, email or call us at 1-877-431-4786. You can also schedule a phone, video, or in-person meeting with a benefit specialist at

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