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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 […]

How to tell if you have inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. These two long-term conditions can be difficult to live with, greatly decreasing quality of life in patients. The cause of IBD isn’t known, although studies are ongoing. A recent study for example, has linked a strain of mouth bacteria to severe ulcerative colitis. Below, […]

Tips to avoid constipation

Constipation is a common, uncomfortable condition which is largely caused by an insufficient diet. However, if you have chronic constipation it is considered a colorectal disorder, which could be a sign of something more serious. For this reason, it is always worth seeking a proper diagnosis. There are ways to prevent constipation before it becomes […]

Ways to keep Your gallbladder healthy

Gallstones are a common condition affecting 1 in 10 people. Although generally harmless, gallstones can be extremely uncomfortable. After overindulging at Christmas, many people turn to fasting in order to help them shed those excess pounds. However, this can squeeze and place pressure onto the gallbladder. If you are looking to keep your gallbladder healthy […]

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New Year, New exercise that is safe with a hernia?

January is the time most people focus on ramping up their workout routine. However, for those living with a hernia, they need to be careful not to aggravate the condition. Working out when you have a hernia can be both painful and dangerous. Here, we’ll look at whether it is safe to exercise with a […]

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Can I get my hernia operation now?

The unprecedented nationwide lockdown has seen many patients facing a long wait for their hernia surgery. As we move into winter, both COVID-19 and winter-related illnesses are set to contribute towards an even bigger backlogs of patients. The trouble is hernias don’t just disappear by themselves. Leaving a hernia untreated can cause it to grow […]

Take your phone to the toilet? You can be at risk of haemorrhoids

Do you often take your phone with you to the toilet? If so, you could be putting yourself at an increased risk of developing haemorrhoids according to a leading Professor of gastroenterology. Approximately four out of five people admit to taking their phones to the toilet. However, as Professor Chris Berney, an Australian Gastroenterologist warns, […]

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Most Frequently Asked Questions about inguinal hernias

There are a lot of different types of hernias a patient can develop over their lifetime. The most common are known as an inguinal hernias. Although inguinal hernias are not usually life threatening, they can affect your quality of life. Here, we will look at the most frequently asked questions about this common type of […]

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