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 (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about the symptoms and how to treat them.
Just diagnosed with coeliac disease
Coeliac disease also runs in the family and is a lifelong condition. Find out about help available and what to do next.
Lactose intolerance diagnosis
Lactose intolerance can usually be diagnosed through test runs. It can also be diagnosed with breath tests, blood glucose test and a biopsy of the small intestine.
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.
Lactose intolerance symptoms
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not produce enough lactase enzyme to break down the lactose in the gut. Learn about the common symptoms.
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and milk products. Learn more about causes, symptoms and 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.
Pain is the most common symptom of appendicitis. It often starts near the navel, or belly button, and might come and go for a while.