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Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

One of the key signs that you have a healthy di­ges­tive sys­tem is that it’s not caus­ing you any prob­lems. How­ever, if any of the fol­low­ing is­sues are a com­mon oc­cur­rence, speak to your GP.

1 Burn­ing sen­sa­tion in your throat af­ter eat­ing might be acid re­flux

2 Reg­u­lar strain­ing may in­di­cate that you have con­sti­pa­tion

3 Bad breath could be a symp­tom point­ing to chronic re­flux

4 Pain when poo­ing could sig­nal con­sti­pa­tion, haem­or­rhoids or even some­thing more se­ri­ous

5 Sud­den change to bowel habits such as hard/lumpy stools or wa­tery/mushy stools could be a sign of IBS

6Ex­ces­sive gas and cramps may be re­lated to IBS

7Sharp ab­dom­i­nal pain on the left side could be symp­to­matic of di­ver­ti­c­uli­tis

8Fre­quent bloat­ing or dis­com­fort could be a sign you are con­sti­pated or have IBS

9 Of­fen­sive smell could be a sign that your food is not be­ing ab­sorbed ad­e­quately (eg, lac­tose in­tol­er­ance) or in­di­cate in­fec­tion

10 Blood in the toi­let could be colon can­cer or haem­or­rhoids. See your GP im­me­di­ately if you no­tice blood in your stool.

Plenty of wa­ter & ex­er­cise keeps you reg­u­lar

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