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Tips to Avoid a Hernia

A hernia develops when fatty tissue or an organ pushes through a weak point in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue, causing a bulge under the skin. Hernias are very common, particularly over the age of 50, and they don’t always cause problems, in fact, you might not even know you have one.

Don’t Let Constipation Spoil Your Holiday

One thing that most travel brochures fail to mention is just how common it is to get constipation while you’re away. A combination of irregular meals, unfamiliar toilets, tiredness and being on the move can play havoc with your digestive system and it can be annoying to find your longed-for holiday marred by feeling heavy,…

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Will You Ask for Help with IBS?

Are you one of the thousands of people with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome who don’t seek help? If so, you may be suffering needlessly as there are treatments that a GP can prescribe that may provide relief but you need to make an appointment to be able to access this help.

Treating Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence is a common problem, but it is one that very few people are prepared to talk about. In fact, there is so much embarrassment and stigma around the issue that nearly half of people with the condition wait at least five years before seeking help.

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

Gut instinct, listen to your gut, gut feeling… Our language is peppered with references to our digestive system and the importance of listening to what it is telling us. But how many of us actually do pay attention to our gut and what it’s trying to say? It’s World Digestive Health Day so what better time…

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