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Stomach ulcers

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An ulcer is a breaking in the lining of the wall of an anatomical structure, such as the stomach wall. In the stomach, ulcers develop when the protective mucus layer that lines it is reduced. As a result, the digestive chemicals, such as hydrochloric acid, attack the stomach lining. Signs and symptoms Individuals with stomach Read More

Crohn’s Disease

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Crohn’s disease is the second condition belonging to the family of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unlike ulcerative colitis it can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, can affect any of the layers of the gut wall and can occur in patches, with normal areas in between. Symptoms Crohn’s suffers may experience the following signs and Read More

IBD: Ulcerative colitis

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IBD: Ulcerative Colitis Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. There are two main types: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Let’s talk about ulcerative colitis. What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a non-infective inflammatory condition which affects the last part of the gastrointestinal tract, the large bowel which is Read More

Stress and IBS

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As discussed in the first article on IBS, stress is one of the many known factors that can exacerbate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Most people experience stress every day of their lives; how people deal with it, however, can vary enormously. Some people are motivated by a need to achieve, and thrive under Read More

Blog – Pain in IBS

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Doctors spend a lot of time doing tests to diagnose Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But after they have done the ultrasound, colonoscopy and blood tests, do they help you manage the symptoms? Common Symptoms in IBS IBS is associated with a large variety of symptoms including: Constipation Diarrhoea Abdominal pain and/or bloating Indigestion Altered eating Read More