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Rectal bleeding

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…
Gluten and IBD

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.…
Recurring hernia

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…
Diarrhoea Sufferers

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.…
Crohn's Disease

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…
Gallbladder

Can Your Gallbladder Burst?

If you suffer from gallbladder disease, you’ll know how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Millions of people suffer from this digestive disorder worldwide. While in most cases the condition can be treated successfully, occasionally complications…
Hernia Surgery

Is Sex Painful After Hernia Surgery?

Hernia surgery is often the most effective way to eliminate your hernia and its symptoms. However, like any surgery, there will be a recovery period. The recovery time will vary from person to person, and there are certain things you should…
headaches and heartburn

Headaches and heartburn – Is It GERD?

Acid reflux, or GERD, is a common condition that can cause a variety of symptoms. More than just heartburn, it can often cause other unpleasant issues such as fatigue and headaches. Here, we’ll look at what Acid Reflux is, and the common…
sports hernia
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Do I have a sports hernia or a regular hernia?

If you suspect you may have a hernia, it’s important to determine the type before you can seek treatment. If you play a lot of sport, it’s possible you could be suffering from a sports hernia, rather than a regular hernia. So, what’s the…
bowel problems

Does alcohol make bowel problems worse?

When you’re living with a bowel problem, you need to pay extra attention to what you eat and drink. One question people often have is whether you can drink alcohol when you have bowel problems. Here, we’ll look at the effects alcohol…
bowel cancer in young people

New testing for Bowel Cancer in young people

While bowel cancer cases have fallen dramatically in older patients, there is an increase in cases among younger people. According to Bowel Cancer UK, over 2,500 people diagnosed with the condition each year are under 50 years old. Like any…
Colorectal disease
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Colorectal disease – The importance of early detection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines on the detection of Colorectal cancer. Currently, unlike the UK, the age patients start colorectal cancer screening is 50 in the States. However, the new guidelines advise lowering…
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