Understanding our bodies is essential to ensure that our gastrointestinal health functions effectively. To help you understand your gastrointestinal health better, check out these useful resources below.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms

An essential measure for looking after our gastrointestinal health is to listen to our bodies and notice symptoms when they arise. The following resources will help you understand the different types of gastrointestinal symptoms and what diseases or conditions they could signal.


Bowel Sounds: What Could They Indicate About Your Stomach?

Bad Breath From Gut: What Issue Could I Have?

Causes of Diarrhea After Alcohol

Causes for Sudden Vomiting in the Middle of the Night

Causes for Sudden Vomiting in the Middle of the Night

Read about what could be causing your sudden nausea and vomiting at night.

Waking Up with Heartburn at Night: Causes & Treatments

Why Do I Have a Burning Throat? Causes & Treatments

Vomit Colour Guide: Meaning, Causes & Treatments

Bubbly Gut: Causes & Treatments

Causes of Bloating and How to Debloat

Causes of Bloating and How to Debloat

Learn about causes of bloating and common ways to debloat. 

Pain in Abdomen After Eating

External Resources

These external websites have some helpful resources if you need more information on a specific gastrointestinal disease or condition.


Bowel Cancer & Digestive Research Institute Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia is a national charity with a mission to decrease the impact of bowel cancer in our community through advocacy, awareness, education, support, and research.

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Cancer Council

As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for the best treatment and supportive care.

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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

As part of the 2012-13 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced that the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program will be expanded to include Australians turning 60 years of age from 2013 and those turning 70 years of age from 2015.

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Gastroenterological Society of Australia

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) sets, promotes and continuously improves the standards of practice, training and research in gastroenterology and hepatology in Australia. GESA is the chief advocacy group for the healthcare professionals and scientists working in this field.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Australia

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia supports the Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis community, focusing on confidential support programs including education, advocacy, counselling, increasing awareness, and generating and utilising funds for research and support.

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Coeliac Australia

Coeliac Australia is a national not-for-profit association comprising five state organisations supporting people with coeliac disease. Coeliac Australia provides a framework for the states to work together, share resources and fulfil its vision. Furthermore, this association also aims to enhance the quality of life of people with coeliac disease and those medically diagnosed as requiring a gluten-free diet for life and to support research towards a cure or other ethical forms of treatment.

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

IFFGD is a Public Charity designated under the U.S. IRS code 501(c)(3). We are a registered non-profit education and research organisation. Our mission is to inform, assist and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

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