Digestion is the process of turning the food we eat into nutrients that we need to survive.
The digestive tract is a long twisting tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus, taking food through the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine. A digestive condition covers any health problem in our digestive tract, which can be up to 30 feet long in an adult.
Digestive symptoms usually involve stomach pain (sometimes just in the left side or right side) or symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and bloating. Around 4 in 10 people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time.
Lots of digestive problems can be helped with simple lifestyle changes. Speak to a doctor to find out more.
Show all questions