Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a long-term liver condition caused by the body's immune system defences wrongly attacking the liver.
Trapped wind is gas in the stomach or intestines that hasn't found a way out of the body yet, either through belching or passing wind. What are the causes and treatments?
Learn about natural treatments and herbal remedies for haemorrhoids (piles).
One way to help prevent the pain and discomfort of haemorrhoids, more commonly known as piles, is to adopt good toilet habits.
Haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in or around your bottom and even if you have them already these preventative measures can help.
Whether you get diarrhoea from being in contact with someone with a viral infection, from eating contaminated food when travelling abroad or because of a chronic health problem, you should know which treatment is the best for you.
An elimination diet – also known as an exclusion diet – involves removing foods and drinks from your diet that may be causing you symptoms that aren't resolved with other treatments.
Frequent bouts of diarrhoea can be caused by stress, medication or something you've eaten.
If someone has diarrhoea, it can be passed on to other people living in, or visiting, their home. To stop the spread of diarrhoea, it is important to practise good hygiene.
You get food poisoning after eating contaminated food. Unfortunately, you can't tell by looking at it that food is contaminated. In most cases the food is contaminated by bacteria or a virus.
There are times when diarrhoea may indicate something more serious. The symptoms can be a warning sign of infection, irritable bowel disease, pancreatitis or even bowel cancer.
There is no cure for Crohn's disease but with the right medications and lifestyle changes it's possible to manage your symptoms. These tips can help.
People can find it difficult to eat for a range of reasons, from a general loss of appetite due to stress, to having trouble with food due to a physical condition.
Open surgery or keyhole surgery are both options to repair a hernia in the groin - but is one type of surgery better than the other?
If you think you have piles, which are often referred to as haemorrhoids, there are steps you can take at home to reduce the symptoms and prevent them from coming back again.
The symptoms of piles, which are also known as haemorrhoids, and bowel cancer can be similar.
Piles often clear up on their own, but here are some ways you can treat them at home or help to stop them developing in the first place.
If a person has bowel or intestinal failure because their bowel is diseased, damaged or the person has a short gut, a small bowel transplant may be considered if they are assessed to be a suitable recipient.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by a build up of fat in liver cells. It is common in the UK in the growing number of people who are fat or obese.
Giardiasis is an infection of the digestive system caused by very small parasites called Giardia intestinalis, also known as Giardia lamblia, or Giardia duodenalis.
The Bristol Stool Scale is a chart documenting different shapes and types of poo, also known as stools. The chart is sometimes called the Meyers Scale.
Keeping an eye on our poo and looking for any changes in bowel habits can be important for maintaining good bowel health. The main thing is to know what is normal for you, so that you can act on any sudden or long-term change.
Vomiting blood (haematemesis) can be a sign of a serious problem and you should seek medical help immediately
Why can’t I poo? There are many different causes of constipation. Get the facts here.
Around 1 in 100 people have an immune reaction to gluten, which is called coeliac disease, but far less than this number have been diagnosed with the condition.
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