Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than 300,000 people in the UK, but this is believed to be an underestimate as it is thought that many people who have the condition are undiagnosed.
Avoiding exposure to gluten is essential for people with coeliac disease. The condition is a lifelong autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to react to gluten.
“You’ll feel better for a good night’s sleep”, or so the saying goes. But is this just an Old Wives’ Tale or is there any truth in the idea that sleep may help in the treatment of illness, and in particular gastrointestinal disorders? Read this article to find out how poor sleep affects our gut…Read more
We all know that exercise is good for us but how many of us are aware that regular exercise can actually lower our risk of developing bowel cancer?
A hernia develops when an internal organ pushes through a weakened area in the muscle or tissue that is meant to hold it in place. As June is Hernia Awareness Month, we have listed 10 ways to spot if you have a hernia, so you can seek medical advice.
A new screening test for bowel cancer could prevent the need for invasive tests and save lives in the future. A study published in September 2017 in the journal Cancer Medicine showed that analysing previous blood tests in a patient’s medical records could help to accurately determine their risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Men are more likely to develop bowel cancer than women and to mark Men’s Health Awareness Week from 11th to 17th June, we are looking at what men can do to improve their bowel health.
Any cancer diagnosis can come as a shock, but thankfully, for many people, the disease is no longer a death sentence. Bowel cancer survival rates in the UK have more than doubled in the last 40 years – up from 45% to 75% in adults overall. If you are diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, you…Read more
All of us know that feeling of discomfort when we’ve overindulged or eaten the wrong type of foods. Constipation and diarrhoea are sometimes our tummy’s way of telling us that it doesn’t think much of recent food or lifestyle choices. A happy tummy makes for a far happier life in general!
Around 10 million people across the world live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Fifty countries across five continents now take part in World IBD Day (May 19) to raise awareness of this life-changing disease. There is no cure for IBD and we are not even certain of the cause. Unless you have the condition it can…Read more