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When should I worry about groin pain?

If you develop pain in your groin, it’s understandable you might be concerned. A lot of the time, groin pain is caused by a muscle sprain after lifting something heavy, or through vigorous exercising. However, there are times it may point to something else. Groin pain is a common symptom of several types of hernia, […]

How serious is chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic Pancreatitis occurs when inflammation causes permanent damage to the pancreas. It is known to be a leading risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Therefore, those who are diagnosed with the condition will need to manage it closely. Here, we will look at what chronic pancreatitis is, what causes it, and whether it is possible to […]

What is a femoral hernia?

Hernias are a common condition that affects both men and women. There are different types of hernias you can develop, each varying in severity. One of the more serious types is the femoral hernia. Affecting more women than men, these types of hernias pose a greater risk of complications. So, what is a femoral hernia […]

Helping others to manage the stress of Crohn’s Disease

In light of Stress Awareness Day which falls on November 3rd, we thought it fitting to cover the impact stress has on those living with IBD. Those suffering from Crohn’s Disease, in particular, are known to suffer from high levels of stress. This is often down to the unpredictability of flare-ups, and the impact it […]

What Can Cause an Outie Belly Button?

Have you ever wondered what causes an outie belly button to form? Belly buttons come in a variety of types, and they feature either an ‘outie’ or an ‘innie’ look. While some people have one button from birth, others may develop one later in life. So, what causes an outie belly button? Read on to […]

What Can Cause Rectal Bleeding?

If you see blood after going to the toilet, it can understandably cause a lot of worry. Rectal bleeding may look alarming, but it isn’t necessarily serious. Here, we will look at some of the leading causes of rectal bleeding and how to treat them… Common causes of rectal bleeding There are many potential causes […]

Does a Gluten Free Diet Help with IBD?

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) isn’t fun. IBD causes unpleasant symptoms such as painful bloating, constipation, excess gas, and incontinence. It can be a frustrating journey trying to find the right treatment to manage the condition. However, according to one study, going gluten-free could be the answer. So, could a gluten-free diet be the […]

How Can You Avoid a Recurring Hernia?

In recent years, there have been dramatic improvements made within hernia surgery. Today, the procedure is simple, highly effective, and can be carried out quickly. But despite how advanced hernia removal techniques have become, there is still a risk of recurrence. The hernia recurrence rate is currently said to be around 20%. The good news […]

Virus Brings Hope to Diarrhoea Sufferers

Researchers from the Institute of Food Research based in Colney, have discovered a new virus that could prove beneficial for diarrhoea sufferers. It is primarily being looked at as a potential treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections. So, what is the new virus and how might it help? Below, you’ll discover more about this […]

Crohn’s Disease and Fatigue

Crohn’s Disease can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms for patients. Not only can it lead to debilitating pain, but it can also leave you feeling fatigued. So, why does Crohn’s Disease cause fatigue and how can you combat it? Learn everything you need to know below… Common Crohn’s Disease symptoms Crohn’s Disease is a […]

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