Gastrointestinal Health

Bowel cancer causes and symptoms

What is Bowel cancer? Bowel cancer is cancer in any part of the large bowel (colon or rectum). It is


Achalasia, also known as cardiospasm is a disorder of the oesophagus – the tube that carries food from your mouth

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Diverticular disease is a condition in which small pockets or out-pouchings called diverticula occur in the wall of the bowel.

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a condition caused by an abnormal immune response, or sensitivity, to a dietary protein known as gluten.

Irritable bowel syndrome: causes, symptoms and treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term disorder that affects the large intestine (bowel or colon). It can cause

What your doctor wants you to know about norovirus

As the colder weather makes its presence felt, the so-called winter vomiting bug can hit with a vengeance in a

Stomach and duodenum

The stomach and duodenum are part of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The stomach is a muscular pouch located in the upper


Flatulence, also known as ‘breaking wind’, ‘passing wind;’ or farting, is an excess of gas in the intestines. Flatulence can


The term ‘indigestion’ is a layman’s term and is used to cover the symptoms of a few different medical conditions.

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