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Don’t Let Indigestion Ruin Your Christmas

The festive season is a time of joy, family, and, of course, indulgence in delicious food. However, if you overindulge, there’s a chance you could end up with indigestion. If you want to enjoy Christmas without worrying about the pain of indigestion, here you’ll discover practical tips and advice. Also, when persistent indigestion might be […]

Diet Tips for a Healthy Gallbladder

The gallbladder, although not considered a vital organ, plays an important role in our digestive system. By storing bile and concentrating it, it aids the digestion of fats in food. The foods we consume can either support the function of the gallbladder, or cause problems like gallstones and inflammation. In this blog, we’ll explore the […]

Preparing for Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a valuable medical procedure that enables a thorough investigation of the upper segment of your digestive tract. This will help to diagnose any gastrointestinal conditions. If you’ve been scheduled for this procedure, it’s natural to have questions such as how you should prepare and what you can expect on the day of […]

Alcohol and Colorectal Cancer

A recent study carried out in Korea has identified a significant connection between alcohol consumption and the risk of early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC). The findings serve as a reminder of the profound impacts of our daily habits – particularly affecting our risk of distal colon and rectal cancers. In this article, we’ll explore the key […]

FIT Tests Recommended for Colorectal Cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended FIT tests be used by GPs to test for colorectal cancer. According to figures by Cancer Research UK, an alarming 42,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are recorded each year. However, due to delays with colonoscopy procedures, detecting the cancer early can prove challenging. […]

IBD and Insomnia

Did you know that many people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), find it hard to get a good night’s sleep? In fact, over a third of IBD sufferers say they can’t sleep well and experience insomnia, according to a recent study. The study showed that insomnia can have a big impact on quality of […]

Does Appendectomy Raise the Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

According to a recent study, the likelihood of patients developing colon cancer shot up almost fourfold within a year of receiving treatment for acute appendicitis. This research accounted for nearly all appendicitis cases in adults in France, spanning from 2010 to 2015. The short gap between appendicitis and a cancer diagnosis led the researchers to […]

Testing for Lynch Syndrome

Approximately 1 out of every 400 people in England may be living with Lynch syndrome, equivalent to almost 175,000. However, a staggering 95% are completely unaware that they have the inherited syndrome. To address this issue, the National Health Service (NHS) has initiated a systematic approach to expand genetic testing for Lynch syndrome. They are […]

Anal Dysplasia – Signs of Anal Cancer

Anal dysplasia is a condition where abnormal cells grow in or near the anal canal. Although it is not cancer, these abnormal cells can become cancerous over time, making it important to get screened. Here, we look at what anal cancer is, the signs and symptoms to watch out for, and why getting treatment for […]

The Dangers of Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux is a common health complaint, typically causing mild to moderate temporary discomfort. It affects everyone to some degree, though some are more at risk of developing a more severe form of the condition than others. While in most cases it is completely harmless, acid reflux can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease […]

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