Upper Gastrointestinal

Abdominal bloating

Commonly as a result of build up of gas in the bowel secondary to bacterial fermentation of certain foods during the digestive process.

Abdominal pain

Any intra-abdominal condition can present as with abdominal pain as a symptom.


Blood loss from the intestine is a common cause of anaemia

Barrett's oesophagus

Barrett's oesophagus develops as a consequence of acid reflux.

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) can give the sensation that food is being held up by a blockage.

Dyspepsia / Indigestion

Dyspepsia and indigestion are both terms used when "acidic symptoms" seem to be originating from the stomach.


Endoscopy is a test where a thin tube is passed into the body to observe the stomach or bowel in detail.

GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)

Heart burn, acid reflux, acid regurgitation.

Hiatus hernia

A hiatus hernia is when part of the stomach moves up into the chest.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea (the sensation of a need to vomit) and vomiting can be caused by a large number of conditions.

Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is a malignant growth in the oesophagus.

Oesophageal spasm

Oesophageal spasm is a condition when the muscles of the oesophagus (food pipe) contract in an uncoordinated manor.


Oesophagitis is inflammation of the food pipe (oesophagus) most commonly due to acid reflux.


The oesophagus (also known as the gullet, or food pipe) is the muscular tube joining the throat to the stomach, which sits behind the breastbone in the chest.

Peptic ulcers

Peptic ulcers include gastric (or stomach) ulcers and duodenal ulcers.


The stomach is a muscular ‘bag’, the size of a fist, which sits between the oesophagus and the rest of the bowels, or intestines.

Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer can be more difficult to detect.

Stomach pain

Stomach pain can signify underlying disease

Weight loss

Weight loss condition information

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