Digestive disorder symptoms and treatment

Digestive Symptoms

Are you suffering with any of these common gastrointestinal symptoms? Learn more about your symptoms and let us help you feel better,

VOMITING

Vomiting can be the result of eating something that doesn’t agree with you, or a stomach bug, but if you vomit frequently then there is likely an underlying cause that needs assessment. A consultation with a gastroenterologist will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and enable you to explore suitable treatment options….

BLOATING

Bloating is an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen, often caused by excess gas in the intestines. It can leave you feeling sluggish and irritable and certainly not at your best. Some causes of bloating include, constipation, IBS, food intolerances and coeliac disease, but there are many other causes too. A consultation with a….

INDIGESTION

Acid reflux is caused when your stomach acid leaks back up to the oesophagus and mouth, often causing an acidic taste in your throat as well as a burning sensation in your chest. It isn’t pleasant but if left untreated it can cause wider issues, such as damage to the oesophagus. A consultation with a gastroenterologist will help determine the….

DIARRHOEA

Diarrhoea may occur occasionally, caused by an infection, inflammation or as a bad reaction to something you ate. If you experience diarrhoea for more than a week though, or your stools are frequently loose then this could be the sign of an underlying health issue. Diarrhoea can be the result of many gastroenterological conditions….

CONSTIPATION

Constipation is a common symptom of a wide range of gastroenterological conditions and there are many treatment options available. Sometimes a change in diet is enough. If you have difficulty passing stools on a regular basis, consult with a gastroenterologist that can help diagnose the cause of your symptom….

RECTAL BLEEDING

Rectal bleeding can be related to constipation, or it could be the sign of haemorrhoids, which are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus. There are other causes too, and it can be an early sign of bowel cancer, which is why it is so important to get your symptoms checked by a specialist doctor….

ABDOMINAL PAIN

Stomach aches and abdominal pains are relatively common. Abdominal pain could be the result of something you have eaten or the result of many gastroenterological conditions. If it persists more than a few days it is important to see a doctor so that they can diagnose the cause and get you back to health….

WEIGHT LOSS

Weight loss is a common gastrointestinal symptom, which can be linked to reduced food intake from feeling unwell. Excessive vomiting or diarrhoea can cause malnutrition. If you have lost weight unexpectedly, for no apparent reason, we recommend making an appointment so we can find out the underlying cause of your….

DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a condition that can cause difficulty in swallowing as the oesophagus becomes scarred or narrowed. Pain when swallowing can also be an early sign of oesophageal cancer, along with other symptoms so it is essential to get the correct diagnosis, A Gastronentrologist can help to find out the….

HEARTBURN

heartburn causes treatment and specialist doctors

Heartburn is an unpleasant condition. Often heartburn is harmless and simply a result of your diet. However, if you are experiencing frequent bouts of heartburn it could indicate there is an underlying digestive disorder. Heartburn could be caused by a number of gastroenterological conditions so a consultation is the first step towards health.

JAUNDICE

Jaundice may occur as a complication if you have gallstones, typically when a gallstone escapes into the bile duct. It causes your eyes and skin to take on a yellow appearance. Gallstones need treatment if they cause any symptoms so it is vital that you see a specialist doctor as soon as possible to diagnose what is causing your….