DIGESTIVE DISORDERS / bowel and abdominal problems
an anal fissure is a small ulcer in the lining of the rectum. they can cause pain and bleeding during bowel movements. the article contains several treatment recommendations.
this article explains what the word means and gives a brief outline of some of the common types of biopsy.
this medicine eases stomach and bowel cramps. this article looks at its properties and side effects.
this article outlines the different types of fibre and its role in treating certain conditions such as constipation, high cholesterol, diabetes and in probably reducing the risk of bowel cancer. useful tips on how to eat more fibre are provided.
laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
laparoscopic surgery is replacing conventional surgery as the treatment of choice for gallstones. this article provides information about gallstones and the operation.
losec is a drug used to treat stomach ulcers and gastric reflux. this article profiles the medication and its side effects.
this common condition is characterised by a pain in the rectum. this article looks at the possible treatment options.
rehydration fluids (electrolyte solutions)
electrolyte solutions are used to replace water and salt lost from vomiting and diarrhoea. this article looks at the different products available and how they should be used.
this is a common condition which may cause mild jaundice. this article outlines its benign nature and how it is diagnosed.
this article outlines some of the many causes of jaundice and outlines possible investigations.