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Intestinal diseases

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Colon polyps (bowel polyps) - myDr.com.au

Colon (bowel) polyps are small growths of tissue from the wall of the large bowel or colon. Polyps usually don't cause symptoms, but are normally removed so they don't cause cancer.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation in the small intestine.

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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease Coeliac Disease is a condition where the lining of the small intestine is damaged due to sensitivity to a protein in food called gluten

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What is coeliac disease? Dietitians Association of Australia

What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease (CD) is a condition affecting the small bowel, damaging the lining and preventing absorption of food nutrients

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Coeliac disease and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is one of the most common health problems associated with coeliac disease. This factsheet explains how coeliac disease can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health.

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - myDr.com.au

There are 2 forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Crohn's disease: symptoms, causes and treatments

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain. While there is currently no cure, there are treatments available.

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Crohns disease in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Its symptoms include stomach pain and diarrhoea. Its often diagnosed when people are in their teens.

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Giardiasis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Giardiasis is an infection mainly of the small intestine caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. Giardiasis has been reported in humans and in a variety of animals. To prevent infection wash hands thoroughly and don't drink untreated water.

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Rare Cancers Australia - Small Intestine Cancer

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