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Gastrointestinal illnesses

Wheat field - A gluten free diet can help manage coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.

Coeliac disease

People with Coeliac disease can't eat foods containing gluten. Find out how it can affect your life and why it’s important to get diagnosed.

Constipation affects people of all ages.


Constipation means having difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting babies, children and adults. Know how to help prevent and treat cons...

Crohn's disease and colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease.

Crohn's disease and colitis

Crohn's disease and colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease that affect the digestive tract. Find out about causes, symptoms and treatments.

Diarrhoea is loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day.


Diarrhoea may last for only a few days, or may be a sign of something else. Find out here about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

Child vomiting in a bucket.

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.



Gastritis occurs when the cells lining the stomach become inflamed, but often it has no symptoms. Find out here about its causes, treatments and more.

Gastroenteritis is an illness affecting your gut.


Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about the symptoms and how to treat them.

GORD can affect children and adults but can be treated with lifestyle changes.

GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

Abdominal pain is one symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel syndrome

IBS develops in as many as one in five Australians at some point in their lifetime. Here are the symptoms to look out for.

Vomiting can happen for many different reasons


Vomiting in adults is usually not a sign of anything serious and tends to only last one or two days. Learn the causes and when to seek medical advice.

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