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How do digestive diseases affect the body?

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Digestive diseases affect the body in different ways. Sometimes, intestines get damaged and stop working properly. This can be for all sorts of reasons. Some conditions stop the body from digesting food properly. Others block the intestines so food can’t get through. Or sometimes the walls of the intestines get damaged and leak. Any of these conditions are bad news for the body. It means it doesn’t get the nutrients it needs, and it can’t get rid of the poo. Blocked or leaky intestines are very painful, and can make people very sick.

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