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

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…

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,…

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

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

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…
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