About gastro

Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS)

Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), also called Begnez-Cesar's syndrome, is an inherited immune system disorder that is passed down from parents to their children.

Liver toxicity

The liver is the second largest organ in the body (after the skin), and is essential in keeping the body functioning properly.

Gastrointestinal disorders

Gastroinestinal disorders occur when the digestive tract (gastrointestinal) does not function properly. As a result, patients may have difficulty digesting food, absorbing nutrients, or having normal bowel movements.

Lies and laxatives

Advertisers would have us believe that health and happiness – especially for women – depend on regular bowel movements.

Bristol Stool Scale

The Bristol Stool Scale classifies the form of human faeces into seven categories which provide important clues about the health of your digestive tract.

How the digestive system works

Use this interactive illustration of the digestive tract to find out which organs serve which function in this important body system.

The digestive system

The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract and other organs that help the body break down and absorb food.

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