Digestive health

About gastro

Constipation

Constipation occurs when stools become hardened and difficult to pass.

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.

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.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting have many possible causes, and are not always related to disease of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Liver toxicity

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

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.

Lies and laxatives

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

load more

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules