What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions worldwide and often comes with a combination of symptoms. characterised by episodes of regular cramps, diarrhoea, and constipation, we bet there are still several things you didn’t know about IBS. Here’s a list of things you didn’t know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What do you know about diverticular disease? Causes, complications, and its treatment

woman holding a cardboard image of the digestive system where diverticulitis disease occurs

Often discovered by chance, the diverticular disease tends to strike people who eat a low-fibre diet. And just like other digestive diseases, it is also characterised by changes in bowel habits, bloating, and abdominal pain. Our gastroenterologist explains the causes diverticular disease, its complications, and how a colonoscopy can be used for diagnosis.

Five signs you need a colonoscopy and why you shouldn’t ignore them

A colonoscope emitting a light in a colon during a colonoscopy procedure.

Despite what you may have heard about colonoscopy, it is still the “gold standard” of detecting cancer in your colon along with several other gastrointestinal diseases. They are proven to identify potential issues as early as possible, saving thousands of lives every year in Australia. Here are 5 signs you may need a colonoscopy done and why you shouldn’t ignore it.