Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is not a food intolerance or allergy, but a serious condition that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues if you eat gluten. The result is damage to the…
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Around 42,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year. If someone in your family is diagnosed with bowel cancer or has had the disease, understandably you may be worried about developing it yourself.
Half of all people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) suffer from insomnia. Many report being woken from sleep by abdominal pain, often several times during the night, and unsurprisingly they say they wake in the morning feeling tired and not rested.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Around one in 20 of us will develop the disease during our lifetime and rates are rising.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects one in five people in the UK, according to NHS Choices, although the actual figure is believed to be higher as not everyone with IBS symptoms will see a doctor.
To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we’re looking at the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing the disease.
A clinical trial has been launched to develop a breath test that could identify multiple types of cancer. The test, which analyses molecules found in the breath and is completely non-invasive, could help in the identification of cancer in its earliest stages when treatment is likely to be most effective.
How do you cope with the embarrassment of Crohn’s Disease? It’s an understandable anxiety and one that we hear often in our consulting room. There is no doubt that the condition produces a range of symptoms that can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Eating foods that trigger inflammation in your body could increase your risk of colon cancer, two new research studies have concluded.
To mark International Women’s Day we’re keen to talk about a gut disorder which, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, is “a major women’s health issue” globally.