Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and some related conditions.
The human body has many different systems and organs that all serve different function. Learn more about the brain, heart, digestive system and other parts of the body.
Digestive system cancers
Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.
Cystic fibrosis (CF)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with CF.
Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy
An upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your digestive system.
An endoscopic ultrasound is usually a safe and effective way of finding out more about a problem in the lining of your upper digestive system and in structures beneath the lining.
The main treatment for appendicitis is an operation to remove the inflamed appendix, known as an appendectomy or appendicectomy.
It can be hard to differentiate appendicitis from other conditions. Learn how doctors diagnose appendicitis and why they sometimes err on the side of caution.
Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
What causes appendicitis?
The exact cause of appendicitis is not known, but doctors believe it is caused by food or faecal matter (poo) getting lodged in the appendix.