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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.

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Hiatus hernia

In a hiatus hernia, a part of the stomach pushes up through a hole in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. Find out more about hiatus hernia.

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Digestive system

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.

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Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

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Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers occur in the lining of your stomach. Although they are common and can be treated, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and get diagnosed early.

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Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer, commonest in men over 50, doesn’t always have symptoms. You might reduce your risk of stomach cancer by making changes to your diet.

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Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain, stomach cramps or sharp gut pain can have many causes. Learn about them and their treatment as well as when to see a doctor.

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Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common bacterium that can live in the stomach lining causing inflammation and sometimes ulcers and stomach cancer

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PEG tube placement

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube may be inserted to supply food direct to the stomach if a person cannot eat enough food.

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GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

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