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Gut symptoms

Season 1, Ep. 28

In this episode I look at symptoms affecting the gut. They are one of the most common presentations in

general practice.

Most of us experience some kind of gastrointestinal symptom at some point in our lives. I delve into my understanding on how the gut works and how and why things can go wrong and what we can do to help ourselves.


Mintel gastrointestinal problems data:

Mintel article on gut health determinants:

Ultra-processed foods:

Aryl-hydrocarbon receptor:

Short chain fatty acids:

Diet and reflux disease:

H. pylori infection and reflux disease:

Low FODMAP diets:

Probiotics and their potential role in reflux disease:

SIBO and IBS - is there a link?:

Gallstones and SIBO:

A review of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Ulcerative colitis):

‘Red flag’ gut symptoms needing medical assessment:

Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Surgery (

The popular ‘4 R’s of gut health’:

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Season 1, Ep. 54
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