Home > Medical > Digestive health > Digestive health Digestive health All sections in Digestive Health » About Gastro » Anal & Rectal Disorders » Digestive Disorders » Common Symptoms » Dehydration » Digestive Health » Gastro & Food Illness » IBS » News » Tests & Procedures What is constipation? Constipation, defined as having a bowel movement fewer than 3 times a week, affects nearly one third of the South African population. Rooibos can protect and support the liver Rooibos can protect the liver and has the potential to be used as a supporting treatment for liver disorders, a new study by the Oxidative Stress Research Centre in Cape Town has found. Parasites - from Natural Standard A parasite is an organism that lives off of or inside of another organism, called a host, during all or part of its life. Test Calcium calculator » Test Is my heartburn serious? » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Ask CyberDoc » This ad is causing a big stink The scoop on poop Diverticulitis: can diet help? Diverticulitis is a painful digestive disease that occurs when small pouches in the lining of the intestine become inflamed. Can your diet make a difference? DietDoc comments. 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 Causes, symptoms and treatment of peptic ulcers Anyone who has ever had an ulcer will know that it is an experience not to be repeated. Not only are ulcers extremely painful, but they also carry serious health risks. Toilet diagnosis When it comes to ways to keep track of our health, a daily peek in the toilet bowl is probably not what immediately springs to mind. IBS - spastic colon Read about the causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), treatment and diet for those living with the symptoms of spastic colon such as pain, bloating, and diarrhoea. Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. Who is at risk of dehydration? Young children and older people are at greater risk of dehydration, as loss of electrolytes occurs more rapidly in these two groups of people. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.