DO YOU NEED
TO SEE A DOCTOR?
In the majority of cases, poor digestion is caused by an inadequate diet and lifestyle factors that can easily be managed at home. If your digestive problems are causing persistent uncomfortable symptoms that do not improve with diet and lifestyle changes, you should book an appointment to visit your doctor.
Sudden and severe changes in your digestive health should be investigated immediately by a doctor.
- Blood in your stools (the stool may appear black in colour and sticky in texture)
- Persistent abdominal pain and bloating that does not ease between episodes
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bowel incontinence