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Bowel Polyps: detection and treatment strategies

Bowel Polyps: Detection and Treatment

Bowel polyps or ‘colon polyps’ refer to small growths of tissue on the wall of the colon or rectum. There are two primary types of growths known as adenomas and hyperplastic polyps. Adenomas may result in cancer if they aren’t detected and removed. Medical professionals recognise the risk these polyps present and recommend frequent checkups, […]

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IBS treatment strategies

IBS Treatment Strategies

IBS treatment makes up a significant component of many gastroenterologists’ areas of care. According to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, approximately 1 in 5 individuals experience the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome at some point. The condition causes abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in a patient’s bowel movements. For those diagnosed with IBS, immediate treatment and […]

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Causes of ulcerative colitis

The Types and Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis refers to the medical condition caused by the inflammation of the large intestine. It is considered to be a form of inflammatory bowel disease and is similar to Crohn’s disease. It is a chronic condition requiring long-term treatment and disease management. While the inflammation takes place in the rectum and the lower colon, […]

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IBS sydney

The Causes ​of IBS

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as it is known in full, is one of the most common gastroenterological conditions. Characterised by abdominal pain, cramping, excessive gas, diarrhoea, constipation, and other signs, approximately one in five Australians experience these symptoms at some point or another, according to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. Many, however, are unaware […]

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3 Ways That Help Prevent Bowel Cancer

3 Ways That Help Prevent Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is a serious gastroenterological condition that affects thousands of Australians every year. According to government data, more than 17,000 men and women were diagnosed with this condition in 2018 alone. The condition has a serious effect on daily life and its diagnosis requires many lifestyle changes. As such,  many Australians are actively interested […]

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