Gastrointestinal Health

Liver Damage and Cirrhosis – Dr. Norman Swan

Your liver is a large organ at the top of the right side of your abdomen. It has several roles.

Crohn’s Disease – Clinical Trials

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. People experience painful swelling and irritation inside the digestive tract. As

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Dr. Norman Swan

IBS is not easy to treat and people often find their own way through by trial and error with their

Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

What is idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis  Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is also known as primary retroperitoneal fibrosis.  Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) is

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

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