Did you know that there are more than 25 different conditions all relating to the digestive system. Some may not last long and could be symptomatic to other things – such as constipation and diarrhoea. However some are long lasting, life changing and need proper medical advice and support to help manage a condition.
A selection of the more common digestive problems are below but if you need further information, or the condition you are concerned about is not apparent, then see the Patient Information available from our Partners.
Heartburn and acid reflux
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Guts UK (formerly Core) – www.gutscharity.org.uk/advice-and-information/
Bowel & Cancer Research – www.bowelcancerresearch.org/Pages/Category/bowel-conditions
The IBS Network – www.theibsnetwork.org/the-self-care-programme/
PCSG – www.pcsg.org.uk
Bowel Disease Research Foundation – www.bdrf.org.uk/bowel-disease/
St Mark’s Hospital Foundation – www.stmarkshospital.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/patient-information-leaflets/
Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease – www.iscc.ie/facts
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute – www.indi.ie/fact-sheets.html
Irish Practice Nurses Association (IPNA) – www.irishpracticenurses.ie