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gastro

Gut & digestion
January 3, 2020

IBS – foods to avoid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the digestive system, and which causes abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea and bloating. Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes IBS, one of the contributing factors is diet, and there are certain foods which can make your symptoms worse.
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Infections
February 26, 2016

Swatting the stomach bug

Guard your stomachs everyone, the bug is back. That’s right, it’s the season of the stomach bug, that one virus that can force you to become best frenemies with your porcelain throne for a day. If you don’t want to spend your valuable time hugging or sitting on the loo, then follow these rules. (more…)
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Infections
December 23, 2013

Gastro outbreak in Cape Town

Over the past week, there have been increasing reports of a viral gastro outbreak in Cape Town. Gastro is a stomach flu, and symptoms range from mild to severe and include: nausea, fever, diarrhoea, and general aches and pains. All and all, it’s not nice! And while there is unfortunately no cure for stomach flu (besides not getting it in the first place), here’s what you can do to help relieve nasty symptoms. (more…)
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