Medical Matters: How to deal with those gut feelings

I find the gut fascinating.

9th March, 2014
Dr Sinead Beirne is a GP in Dublin.

I find the gut fascinating. The alimentary tract is an interface between the environment and the body, and has an important influence on health and disease.

While most of your body is sterile, the gut is very much the opposite. Moreover, the digestive system has evolved to incubate the trillions of bacteria it hosts.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an extremely prevalent condition which affects about one in five people at some point in their...

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