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bowel cancer and IBD

Am I at Increased Risk of Bowel Cancer if I Have IBD?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or ‘IBD’ can be difficult enough to live with, but many sufferers also worry they may have an increased risk of bowel cancer. Some of the symptoms of bowel cancer are the same as those experienced with Crohn’s…
Haemorrhoids or Bowel Cancer

Bloody Stools – Haemorrhoids or Bowel Cancer?

Noticing blood in your stools can understandably be alarming. However, it could have one of several causes. The most common conditions associated with bloody stools are haemorrhoids and bowel cancer. The question is, how can you tell which…
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pregnancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and pregnancy

IBD can occur at any age and half of all sufferers are females between the ages of 15 and 40. Many are looking to become pregnant but are unsure if there are risks, or they worry how their pregnancy might be impacted by the condition. While…
gallbladder attacks

How can I relieve pain from gallbladder attacks?

Gallstones can cause significant pain and discomfort. While some people may experience no symptoms at all, for others it can become almost unbearable. Formed within the gallbladder, there are some things patients can do to relieve the pain of…
treat IBD

Study finds a new way to treat IBD

A recent study has found a new way to treat IBD. Scientists have discovered an immune cell type which can start to repair the gut lining after it has become inflamed. These new findings provide hope for patients suffering with these often-debilitating…
after hernia surgery
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Can I strengthen my abdomen after hernia surgery?

After undergoing hernia repair surgery, the body needs time to rest and heal. Whether you undergo open surgery or a laparoscopic hernia repair, it is important to focus on your recovery if you want to experience best results. During your…
sport after hernia

When can I return to sport after a hernia op?

Hernia surgery is a common and straightforward procedure. However, like any operation you will need to take some time to recover. A common question that patients have, is when they will be able to return to sport. Here, you’ll discover…
diet for colitis

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.…
colorectal cancer

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…
groin hernia

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…
irritable bowel disease

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…
constipation

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,…
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