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
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
It is estimated that in Australia 7.5 per cent of adults over 40 have COPD that affects their quality of life, and up to 29 per cent of adults over the age of 75. It is the second leading cause of hospitilisation in our community, and one of the leading causes of death and disease burden. Continue reading