Iron deficiency is common in Australia, affecting up to 20% of people during their lifetime. Iron deficiency can stem from multiple causes, including low intake of iron-rich foods, reduced absorption or excessive loss of iron, which is usually due to blood loss1-3. Continue reading
What is Eosinophilic Oesophagitis?
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE), was first reported in the late 1970s, and has become increasingly recognised in the past decade in both children and adults. Continue reading
The role of intestinal parasites such as Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium in causing human disease is well known. More recently due to improvements in diagnostic tests, other parasites are also being recognized as pathogens. This is expanding the list of “single word answers” to chronic gastrointestinal complaints such as diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Continue reading
Barrett’s oesophagus (BO) is a common complication of gastro-oesophageal reflux that occurs in up to 18 per cent of individuals with significant reflux symptoms. BO is the precursor lesion that can progress to oesophageal adenocarcinoma, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in Western populations. Continue reading