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Am I at Increased Risk of Bowel Cancer if I Have IBD?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or ‘IBD’ can be difficult enough to live with, but many sufferers also worry they may have an increased risk of bowel cancer. Some of the symptoms of bowel cancer are the same as those experienced with Crohn’s and Colitis. However, could IBD also increase your risk of developing this type of […]

Bloody Stools – Haemorrhoids or Bowel Cancer?

Noticing blood in your stools can understandably be alarming. However, it could have one of several causes. The most common conditions associated with bloody stools are haemorrhoids and bowel cancer. The question is, how can you tell which condition is causing blood to appear in your stools? Below, we will look at the symptoms haemorrhoids […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and pregnancy

IBD can occur at any age and half of all sufferers are females between the ages of 15 and 40. Many are looking to become pregnant but are unsure if there are risks, or they worry how their pregnancy might be impacted by the condition. While Inflammatory Bowel Disease conditions can be debilitating, can they […]

How can I relieve pain from gallbladder attacks?

Gallstones can cause significant pain and discomfort. While some people may experience no symptoms at all, for others it can become almost unbearable. Formed within the gallbladder, there are some things patients can do to relieve the pain of gallstones. Here, we will look at some of the best ways to relieve the pain from […]

Study finds a new way to treat IBD

A recent study has found a new way to treat IBD. Scientists have discovered an immune cell type which can start to repair the gut lining after it has become inflamed. These new findings provide hope for patients suffering with these often-debilitating conditions. Here, you will learn more about IBD and what this new study […]

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Can I strengthen my abdomen after hernia surgery?

After undergoing hernia repair surgery, the body needs time to rest and heal. Whether you undergo open surgery or a laparoscopic hernia repair, it is important to focus on your recovery if you want to experience best results. During your recovery, there are gentle exercises you can do to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Here, you’ll […]

When can I return to sport after a hernia op?

Hernia surgery is a common and straightforward procedure. However, like any operation you will need to take some time to recover. A common question that patients have, is when they will be able to return to sport. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about returning to sport after a hernia op. The danger […]

What is the best diet for colitis sufferers?

Colitis is an uncomfortable and often painful condition, which describes inflammation of the colon. It can be caused by inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis), but there are other triggers including infection, a virus and allergic reactions. The condition can be difficult for sufferers to live with. The good news is there are ways of managing […]

Things you should know about colorectal cancer

Most adults suffer with a colorectal condition at some point in their lives. While mostly harmless, sometimes the symptoms may be a sign of something more serious. Studies have shown that bowel cancers are becoming more frequent in patients under the age of 50. Here, we will look at the rise in bowel cancer in […]

Which operation is best for a groin hernia?

Hernias are common, affecting one in ten people at some point in their life. Each year, there are over 100,000 hernia surgeries carried out in the UK. While often harmless, groin hernias do not heal by themselves, and they can lead to serious complications. For this reason, treatment is advised. The only hernia treatment available […]

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