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Constipation remedies and treatment strategies

Constipation Remedies and Treatment Strategies

In medical terms, constipation refers to a condition where you experience less than three bowel movements in a week and where stools are hard, dry, and small. While it’s normal for some to only have a few bowel movements each week, constipation remedies and treatment are for those who experience a significant drop in bowel […]

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Treatment for blood in stool

Treatment for Blood in Stool

Treatment for blood in stool is an important area of care for most GPs and gastroenterologists. Given that many individuals in Australia experience blood in stool or rectal bleeding at some point in their lives, understanding what causes this condition and its treatment can provide some clarity. When considering the treatment for this condition, medication, […]

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Gastritis is a common gastrointestinal disease faced by Australians, learn the causes of gastritis here so that you can stay clear.

The Main Causes of Gastritis

Gastritis is a gastroenterological condition that refers to the inflammation, irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Causes of gastritis can disrupt a patient’s digestive system either acutely or chronically. Individuals with this condition experience a range of symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, hiccups, black and tarry stool, occasional belching, bloating, loss […]

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Acid reflux

Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Acid reflux refers to the medical condition where the ring of muscle at the entrance to the stomach weakens and allows acid to move from the stomach to the oesophagus. This muscle is identified as the lower esophageal sphincter. This condition is diagnosed in instances when the sphincter doesn’t close completely or if it opens […]

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Causes of Anaemia: Understanding iron deficiency

Anaemia refers to the condition where the blood lacks sufficient quantities of red blood cells. These cells are responsible for transporting oxygen around the body. Iron is required to produce haemoglobin – the specific part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen. This is also what makes the blood red in colour. Without adequate […]

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