Gastrointestinal Health

Inguinal Hernia – Symptoms and Causes

There are lots of places in the body where someone can get hernia. If you feel you’ve got a lump

E. Coli: Symptoms and Causes – Dr. Norman Swan

E.coli are generally friendly bugs that live in our guts, but sometimes they turn dangerous and cause diarrhoea and other

What is Botulism? Q & A with Dr. Norman Swan

Botulism is very rare in Australia due to the high standards in food hygiene and preparation. Botulism is caused by

How Do You Treat an Inguinal Hernia? Dr. Norman Swan

Inguinal hernia is treated through surgery by tightening up the muscles and the organs that are protruding, sometimes mesh is

How Do You Treat Diarrhoea? Norman Swan

Diarrhoea can be treated with fluid replacement and taking electrolyte solution which are available at most chemists. However if you

How Can I Deal With Gallstone Pain? Dr. Norman Swan

Chronic gallstone pain can often be down the right hand side, just below your rib and made worse by eating

What is a Hiatus Hernia?

Hiatus Hernia can affect anyone and most people who have it have no symptoms. Most people with a hiatus hernia

Asthma and gastro-oesophageal reflux

The asthma-GORD connection Asthma and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) often occur together and medical researchers have been trying to unravel

When should I get a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies really should be done in people who have abnormal faecal occult blood testing, in those people where there’s a

Peptic ulcers

What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a lesion or sore on the protective lining of the stomach

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