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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,…
gallstones

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.…
exercising with a hernia
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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.…
hernia operation
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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…
Risk of haemorrhoids

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…
Inguinal Hernias
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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,…

Expect a slow exit from lockdown

I hope this message finds you well in these difficult times. The past few days have seen a number of announcements which may help us to envisage what an exit from lockdown looks like. We now know that there is evidence of passing through…

Abdominal pain during the COVID pandemic

As we approach the peak of the coronavirus infection in the UK, it has become clear that admissions to hospital for other conditions such as abdominal pain have declined. Whilst it is imperative to avoid travel at this critical time, it is also…

Our response to the COVID pandemic

The latest measures from government are welcome and will definitely save lives in the long run. It is imperative that we all adhere to this as the NHS for the predicted rise in hospital admissions. The private sector has linked up…
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