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Gastrointestinal illnesses

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

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the lining of the small bowel. It can be treated with a gluten-free diet.


Constipation is difficulty passing stools or infrequent bowel movements. Find out when to see your doctor and how to treat constipation.

Crohn's disease usually first appears in people aged 15 to 30.

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Find out what causes Crohn’s disease, and about the symptoms and treatment.


Diarrhoea in adults may last a just few days, or it might be a symptom of something more serious. Learn about the causes and treatments for diarrhoea.

Vomiting in children

Learn more about what can cause vomiting in children. Read our tips to help you manage the symptoms and know when you should see a doctor.


Gastritis is when your stomach lining is inflamed (irritated, swollen and red). Find out about gastritis symptoms, causes, treatments and more.

Gastroenteritis (gastro)

Gastroenteritis (‘gastro’) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about gastro treatment and symptoms.

GORD (reflux)

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is caused by stomach acid rising in your food pipe. Learn more about symptoms and treatments for GORD.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can impact your quality of life. Learn about causes, treatment and when to see a doctor.

Ulcerative colitis can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, and blood and mucus in the stools.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Read all about the symptoms of UC, when to see your doctor and types of treatments.


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

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