What is a faecal occult blood test?

A faecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for hidden blood in your stool sample. It is a common screening method for colorectal cancer or other underlying conditions that cause bleeding in the digestive tract. As FOBT can only detect the presence of blood, additional tests will be required to determine the source of the bleeding. What happens […]

Five simple steps to maintain a healthy kidney

What does a healthy kidney do? The kidney performs vital roles to keep our body in healthy balance. It regulates body fluid levels, filters waste products and toxins from the blood, produces hormones that help keep blood pressure in check, activates vitamin D to maintain good bone structure, keeps our body minerals like sodium, potassium […]