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Gut Reaction #34: Bloating

One of the most common reasons for referral to a gastroenterologist is the feeling of bloating (abdominal distension). It occurs when gas or fluid accumulate in the abdomen, causing expansion of the small or large intestine. In younger people it ...

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Gut Reaction #32: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A healthy liver should contain little to no fat. Having high levels of fat in the liver is associated with an increased risk of serious health problems, from diabetes and high blood pressure to kidney disease. This month’s blog will ...

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Gut Reaction #29: Rifaximin in IBS and SIBO

Rifaximin is an antibiotic that can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome without constipation (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and if successful, may relief abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea. Individuals with IBS and/or SIBO are thought to ...

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Gut Reaction #25: STW5 (Iberogast)

This month’s blog will focus on STW5 (or Iberogast), a herbal product used for many years to treat functional dyspepsia (a chronic disorder of sensation and movement in the upper digestive tract – read more here). What is it? Iberogast is ...

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