Gut Health

Your gut health is extremely important for maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

Poor digestive health can affect anyone, and most people are affected by some form of gut issue at some time in their lives.

To fully understand the health of your gut, you need to first understand the complexities of the gut. What are the various organs that make up the gut? What symptoms do you have/should you look out for? And what conditions exist? And what investigations can be done to assess the health of your gut.

The Gastro-Intestinal Tract

Gall bladder
Large intestine
Liver
Oesophagus
Pancreas
Small intestine
Stomach

Symptoms

Abdominal pain
Bad taste
Belching and burping
Black stools
Bloating
Blood in stool
Chest pain
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Dysphagia
Haematemesis
Halitosis
Hiccups
Indigestion
Jaundice
Malaena
Nausea
Pruritus ani
Rectal bleeding
Reflux
Stomach ache
Vomiting
Wind/flatulence

Conditions

Anal fissure
Coeliac disease
Colorectal cancer
Diverticular disease
Foecal incontinence
Giardiasis
Gall stones and cholecystitis
Gord
Haemmaroids
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel (IBS)
Lactose intolerance
Pancreatitis

Investigations

Upper gastro-intestinal investigations
Lower gastro-intestinal investigations