Digestive Health

Common symptoms

Learn more about the common symptoms of digestive health problems including vomiting and bloating and how to prevent and treat these conditions.

Talk about embarrasing digestive problems

Digestive problems don’t exactly make for great conversation, right? In fact, most people with troubling digestive symptoms don’t even want to talk about them with their doctor

Always bloated? Watch what you eat

Do you suffer from flatulence and constant bloating? Maybe it's time to take a closer look at what you eat - your diet may be to blame, DietDoc says.

Nausea and vomiting - from Natural Standard

Nausea is the unpleasant, painless sensation that one may potentially vomit. Vomiting is an organized, subconscious response that ultimately results in the forceful expulsion of gastric contents through the mouth and sometimes the nose. Vomiting is intended to protect a person from harmful ingested substances.

Diarrhoea

Several different factors can cause diarrhoea, including medications, infections, food poisoning, emotional stress and food intolerance. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

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.

10 foods that cause bloating

You know the symptoms: you start the day with a flat stomach, but as the day progresses your belly starts to swell until you look like you're pregnant. Here's some help.

Nausea and vomiting

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

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?

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.

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Dr. Estelle Wilken is a Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Tygerberg Hospital. She obtained her MBChB in 1976, her MMed (Int) in 1991 and her gastroenterology registration in 1995.

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