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Colitis Or Coeliac Disease

Do I have Crohn’s, colitis or coeliac disease?

In the UK, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is said to impact one in 250 people. It is also becoming more prevalent over time. There are two main long-term conditions included in IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Coeliac disease…
about gallstones

Everything you wanted to know about gallstones

Gallstones are a common health condition which develop within the gallbladder. It is thought that 1 out of 10 people in the UK has them. However, not everyone experiences the symptoms associated with the condition. Here, you will discover…
Kym Marsh hernia
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Kym Marsh recovers from a double hernia operation

Despite the ongoing pandemic, hernia operations have still been going ahead. While most of the time hernias are not serious, if left untreated they can lead to more serious complications. This is something that actress Kym Marsh recently discovered. Kym…
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…
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