ARTICLES RELATING TO DIGESTIVE HEALTH

9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

2017-05-23 10:53

When last did you give your gut any thought? Turns out these nine common habits could actually be causing damage to your digestive system.

QUIZ: How well do you know your digestive system?

2017-04-19 11:25

Test your knowledge of your digestive system by taking this quiz.

How your kitchen utensils can spread bacteria

2015-11-17 09:06

Your kitchen utensils, such as knives and graters may be to blame for spreading salmonella, E.coli and other harmful bacteria between different food types.

Coeliac disease linked to nerve damage

2015-05-15 13:53

People with coeliac disease are at high risk of nerve damage, and should be screened, according to researchers.

What are digestive disorders?

2015-03-30 15:38

The digestive system is made up of many different parts that include the mouth, the throat, the stomach, the liver, the gall bladder and pancreas, the colon, the rectum and the anus.

Causes of digestive disorders

2015-03-30 15:37

The causes of digestive disorders are multiple. Sometimes a digestive disorder is restricted to the digestive system, and sometimes it is a symptom of a wider systemic problem.

Treating digestive disorders

2015-03-30 15:37

Digestive disorders range from mild to severe, from acute to chronic, and from disorders that resolve themselves to those requiring surgery and/or medication.

Bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact

2014-08-05 11:52

The role of intestinal microorganisms in promoting or preventing disease is a major emerging field of study.

A real pain in the gut

2013-10-23 11:22

Do you often suffer from abdominal pain such as cramping and bloating, along with diarrhoea, constipation or both?

Aid your digestion

2013-09-25 09:20

Feeling a little sluggish after meals? You could do with some peppermint.

 

SEE: Digestive health myths busted

2017-04-28 09:20

How many bowel movements per day is considered 'healthy'? Can you shrink your stomach? We bust seven myths about your digestive health.

Symptoms of hepatitis B

2016-03-04 09:31

Symptoms of HBV infection may include general malaise, fever, decreased appetite and nausea and vomiting.

The real cause of stomach ulcers

2015-08-27 09:02

The discovery of the bacteria helicobacter pylori led to great changes in the treatment of peptic ulcers.

Faecal transplants help fight gut infection

2015-05-06 11:23

The process of faecal transplantation may help fight off dangerous intestinal infections, according to a review.

Symptoms of digestive disorders

2015-03-30 15:37

The digestive system is complicated, and consequently there are many different symptoms indicating that something is wrong in different parts of it.

Diagnosing digestive disorders

2015-03-30 15:37

As there are so many different digestive disorders, it isn’t always easy to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with a patient.

Preventing digestive disorders

2015-03-30 15:37

Find out how to prevent certain digestive disorders.

Aspiring model brings awareness to Crohn’s disease

2014-07-07 13:04

Make up artist and aspiring model Bethany Townsend. who was named Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Body Confidence Queen after photos of her in a bikini showing off her colostomy bags proudly went viral.

Poo now in pill form to treat gut infection

2013-10-04 08:20

Researchers have found a more palatable way to deliver a decidedly unappealing treatment that can cure a potentially deadly intestinal infection.

Smart colon habits

2013-09-20 10:17

There are many things you can do to keep your colon healthy and happy and regular without resorting to harsh laxatives and purging and colon cleansing.

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