Digestive Health

Digestive system

The human digestive system is a group of organs including the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver and gallbladder, all of which play a role in converting food into energy and nutrients for the body. Learn more about digestion and the gastrointestinal system here.

Gut bacteria suffer when hit with infection

A better understanding of the major alterations that occur when foreign bacteria disrupt the gut microbiota can help clinicians treat and prevent gastrointestinal inflammation.

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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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