Common symptoms

Facts about your fart

Farting is the act of passing intestinal gases through the anus. These can sometimes be odorless and ssometimes deathly. But do you know why you pass gas?


Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. Find out the causes of these symptoms in babies and adults, and more about diagnosis and treatment.


Constipation is when stools become hard and difficult to pass for babies, children or adults. Find out about causes, symptoms, relief and remedies including laxatives.

Facts on farting and burping

Burping and farting - these are no joke. Fortunately, there are real steps you can take to prevent and treat it.

Nausea and vomiting

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

Treating the trots

You're more in the loo than at your desk. Is it something you ate or do you have 24-hour gastric flu? Either way, you need to stop the trots - and fast.

Gas and diet

Gas can be a very embarassing problem. Changing your diet and avoiding certain foods may help you save face.

What’s making you puke?

Nausea and vomiting are your body’s way of getting your attention. Here are some of the most common causes.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is a frequent manifestation of disorders of the abdominal organs, but it may also result from disorders in which the primary problem lies outside the abdomen.

Why we are windy

Everyone has gas and eliminates it by burping or passing it through the rectum.

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