Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.
Constipation in children
Constipation in kids is quite common and isn't usually caused by something serious. Here's how to help your child when they're constipated.
Hernias are generally more common in obese people and pregnant women, or in people who cough a lot or suffer from chronic constipation. Learn more about hernias.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS develops in as many as one in five Australians at some point in their lifetime. Here are the symptoms to look out for.
Haemorrhoids or piles are lumps that occur inside and around the anal passage. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.
Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.
Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis
Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet and more common as people age. Here's how to treat the symptoms.
A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
A bowel obstruction will cause you serious health problems and people with bowel obstruction usually need to be treated in hospital. Find out more here.
High-fibre foods and diet
Find out how much fibre is needed in your diet and get tips for increasing your intake.