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All Posts Tagged: Gastroenterology

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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Colorectal cancer: Causes and treatment

Colorectal Cancer : Causes and Treatment

Colorectal cancer is the type of cancer that affects the human colon or large intestine. Extending from the end of the small bowel to the rectum, this muscular, tube-shaped organ digests and absorbs nutrients from food, concentrates faecal matter by absorbing fluid, and stores and controls the evacuation of faeces. Cancer in this region of […]

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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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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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