Gastrointestinal Tract

What is IBS and How to Treat it

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome is a common digestive condition that is thought to affect 40% of us at some time in our lives. IBS usually starts before the age of 35 and can be lifelong. Typical symptoms include Constipation Diarrhoea Passing mucus when you pass a stool Bloating Abdominal cramping or stomach pains Feeling

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Parkinson’s disease. The link between the disease and the gut

Scientists have discovered additional evidence which links the neurodegenerative disease to the gastrointestinal tract, opening new possibilities for treatment. History For many decades, research on this disease has concentrated on the brain. Scientists initially focused on the loss of neurons that produce dopamine, a molecule involved in many functions, including movement. The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication system between

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What to Know about Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your digestive system is VITAL for your overall health. It is within your digestive system where most of the nutrients you take in are absorbed. In addition, your upper gastrointestinal tract contains most of your entire body’s immune system cells – roughly 80%! When the digestive system is weak, such as in the case with leaky gut, it brings to

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