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bowel cancer

How Exercise Prevents Bowel Cancer

Exercise has long been known to provide a plethora of benefits for our physical and mental health. Now, a new study has revealed that even moderate amounts of physical activity can help to prevent deadly diseases such as bowel cancer. Published…
Colonoscopy

Catch Bowel Cancer Early with a Colonoscopy

Did you know bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK? According to Bowel Cancer UK, approximately 268,000 people are currently living with the disease. It is the fourth most common type of cancer, yet many patients know very…
Gallbladder surgery

How to Manage Your Diet After Gallbladder Surgery

After undergoing gallbladder surgery, you may find you experience a few digestive issues. While the body doesn’t need the gallbladder to survive, it can take a while for it to adjust to no longer having one. In some cases, digestive changes…
cause of IBD

Could Microplastics Be a Cause of IBD?

Throughout our lives, we are frequently exposed to microplastics. However, a new study has revealed that those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) tend to have more microplastics in their stools than those without the condition. The…
Anal health

This Valentine’s – Check Your Anal Health

Worried about your anal health? It’s common to be embarrassed about issues with your posterior. However, did you know some anal health concerns can turn out to be serious? Seeking help for anal health-related issues is important. So, this…
Side stitch or a hernia

Is It a Runner’s Side Stitch or a Hernia?

Running is a great form of exercise to stay in shape, boost endorphins, and build up endurance. However, it also puts a lot of pressure on your body. Unless you warm up correctly, you could end up with a pulled muscle, sprain, or a painful side…
Heartburn

Ways to Avoid Heartburn This Winter

Have you noticed you tend to experience heartburn more frequently in the winter months? Heartburn, or acid reflux, is a very common issue that all of us experience at some point in our lives. However, for some people, it can be more of a serious,…
Liver Damage

How to Avoid 3 Types of Liver Damage

Are you taking part in Dry January this year? Drinking excessive levels of alcohol won’t just leave you with an epic hangover, it can also seriously damage your liver. Abstaining from alcohol during Dry January can help to reverse alcohol-related…
Faeces

50 Shades of Faeces – What is Normal?

When you are suffering from a digestive issue, your faeces is often one of the main things your doctor will be concerned with. As it can be difficult to describe how it looks, your doctor will typically work from the Bristol stool chart. According…
strangulated hernia

What Does a Strangulated Hernia Feel Like?

Hernias are a relatively common condition that can affect both men and women. While they largely tend to be harmless, they can potentially lead to complications if left untreated. One of the more serious complications to watch out for is strangulation. A…
cause a hernia

Winter Sports That Can Cause a Hernia

Winter sports are a great way to make the most of the colder weather. Whether you love to ski, snowboard, or head out on the ice rink, there are lots of fun activities you can do this festive season. However, before you hit the slopes, did you…
IBS pain

Avoid IBS Pain This Christmas

Christmas should be a magical time, but for those with IBS, the festive season can be a nightmare. Many patients find their symptoms worsen during Christmas, putting a real dampener on celebrations. If you suffer from IBS and you want to…
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