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Gastrointestinal illnesses

Gastrointestinal illnesses are very common. Some may last for only a day or two; others are long term. Learn here about their causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Intestinal diseases

Links to trusted information about intestinal diseases.

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Infections of the bowel

An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.

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Gastroenteritis

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

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Living with coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a lifelong condition but it can be controlled with a gluten-free diet. Find out more about living with coeliac disease.

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Crohn's disease

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

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What causes coeliac disease?

It’s not yet known why people develop coeliac disease, but a number of factors are associated with an increased risk of developing this disease. Find out about coeliac disease risk factors.

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Coeliac disease symptoms

Coeliac disease symptoms can vary from many to none at all. Find out about coeliac disease symptoms.

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Coeliac disease diagnosis

Coeliac disease is a serious medical condition that must be managed for the rest of your life. Find out how coeliac disease is diagnosed.

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Complications of coeliac disease

There are a number of medical conditions associated with coeliac disease. Find out about complications of coeliac disease.

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