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Gastrointestinal illnesses

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

Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance

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

Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.

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

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea may last for just a few days, or it might be a sign of something more serious. Find out here about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment...

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

Gastritis

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.

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)

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

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

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.

Vomiting can happen for many different reasons

Vomiting

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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