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
To mark Coeliac Awareness Week from 14th to 20th May, we are looking at some of the common myths and misconceptions about the disease and hoping to set the records straight about what it is (and isn’t), who is affected and what to do if you have the disease.
One in five of us will suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point during our lives. No-one is quite sure what causes it but stress and diet are believed to play a key role.
If you’re suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, certain foods are likely to trigger your symptoms. Some foods are well known as possible triggers for IBS but others will be unique to you. Your symptoms may also get triggered when you are particularly stressed or when you experience certain emotions. They may improve after exercise or…Read more
Many of us tend to take our health and wellbeing for granted until we become unwell. So, when we receive an invitation to participate in bowel cancer screening the temptation is to ignore it. It’s vital that you don’t though. It is also worth considering testing before the routine screening age, particularly if you are…Read more
You know what it’s like… you are having a bad day, with work or domestic related pressures mounting, or the children running havoc. You sit down and start eating your meal but it’s a struggle to get the food down, and you end up with indigestion, bloating, reflux, or all three.
You are what you eat, says the old adage, but what on earth does this mean and is there any truth behind the saying? Increasingly scientists believe that your gut plays a pivotal role in your overall health, not just your physical health but also your mental health and the correct functioning of your entire…Read more
Screening for any kind of cancer means testing for early signs of the disease before any symptoms develop. For screening to work well it must be reliable, straightforward, and not harmful to participants.
Barrett’s Oesophagus is a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). It leads to changes in the lining of the oesophagus – the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach – which comes to resemble the lining of the intestines. Although the symptoms of Barrett’s Oesophagus are similar to GORD, the condition…Read more