What causes bowel cancer?
Trusted information on causes of bowel cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer, including risk factors and how polyps in the bowel can become cancerous.
Get behind bowel cancer screening
Free bowel cancer screening test kits are being sent to Australians aged from 50 to 74. Bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers – if detected early on.
Low FODMAP diets
A low FODMAP diet reduces or removes certain foods to cut down on specific sugar types and avoid tummy pain and discomfort. Learn more about FODMAPs here.
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.
Links to trusted information about intestinal diseases.
Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
Learn more about anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), what they are, how they work and what symptoms NSAIDs treat.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes weakness, numbness or paralysis. Learn more about its symptoms and diagnosis.
Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.
What causes iron deficiency?
The three main causes of iron deficiency are not eating enough iron-rich foods, trouble with absorbing iron and blood loss. Find out more by reading our trusted partner content.