Gallstones are a common disease that can affect around 30% of individuals by the time they reach 50 years old. Women are more likely to experience gallstones than men, and women over the age of 40 (entering menopause) are more likely to experience them than their younger counterparts.
A hernia most commonly occurs within the abdominal cavity. Typically it is caused by a weakening of the abdominal cavity wall resulting in the protrusion of an organ through that weakening.
Acid reflux – otherwise known as gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD) is a condition where the natural defences within the body’s upper digestive system is impaired.
An appendicectomy, is a surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that is located on the lower right hand side of the abdomen and is attached to the large intestine. It often varies in length, width and position.