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Digestive disorders:

Stomach ulcers
Gallstones
Gluten intolerance
Constipation

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Stomach ulcers are...

Small open sores in the stomach lining.

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People originally thought stomach ulcers were caused by...

Spicy food and stress.

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2 professors showed that ulcers are caused by...

A bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori

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The 2 professors were...

Prof Robin Warren and Prof Barry Marshall.

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Stomach ulcers can be cured using...

Antibiotics.

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Gallstones occur when...

The bile hardens into a small stone.

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Gallstones can be cured by...

Ultrasound or surgery, or if needed removing the gallbladder.

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A person suffering gallstones would have difficulties...

Digesting fatty foods

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Gluten is a small...

Molecule found in many grains.

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Our body uses (something) to chemically break down gluten.

Enzymes

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Some people may not have the enzyme to break down gluten and therefore suffer from...

Gluten intolerance.

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Gluten intolerance causes a number of symptoms...

Such as blockages in the intestines and diarrhoea.

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Gluten intolerance is different to gluten allergies. A person allergic to gluten...

Have their whole body immune system fight against it.

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Constipation is caused when...

The large intestine becomes blocked.

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Reasons for constipation...

Poor diet, infections

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Outcome of constipation...

Pain
Discomfort

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Treatment of constipation...

Medication