Gut and Bowel Health

Your digestive system is resilient, but it's essential to take care of it. While occasional stomach aches and tummy troubles are common and typically resolve within a week, severe or persistent pain in the stomach or bowels should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. Learn more about various health conditions affecting the digestive system here.

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Diarrhoea is passing unformed, watery, or more frequent stools than usual, often accompanied by griping pains and stomachache. It's a common issue that clears up on its own in a few days. While it can be distressing, it's generally nothing to worry about.

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Constipation is a common issue that can impact anyone, at any age. It’s a change in your bowel habits, either not passing stools as often or finding it difficult to pass stools at all.

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Threadworms are parasites which measure up to 1/2 inch in length and look like threads of cotton. The worms are white, with a blunt head and a pointed tail. They can live for up to six weeks and are easily passed on and very common in children.

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Haemorrhoids (piles)

Haemorrhoids, or piles, are lumps inside and around your bottom. While they can often improve without treatment, there are steps you can take to prevent and treat them.

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Indigestion is a pain or discomfort in the stomach usually associated with eating. It’s a common problem that affects many people, but in most cases, it's mild and only occurs occasionally.

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Cystitis is a common type of urinary tract infection that affects many women. It can clear up on its own and is seen as more of an annoyance than anything serious, frequent bouts of cystitis will need treatment. In some cases, cystitis can lead to kidney infections if left untreated.

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