Would you be able to name the five most common symptoms of bowel cancer? If you answered yes then you are in the minority, according to a recent study by the charity Bowel Cancer UK.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can have a profound effect on your life. If you are one of the 12 million or so people in the UK who suffer from the condition you may experience anything from mild to severe symptoms, including abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, constipation or a mix of the two.
How often do you stop to think about your digestive system? Aside from when it starts to malfunction or cause pain, we’re guessing probably not that often. But, inside your tummy there is a truly magnificent system operating and it’s worth spending five minutes to read this article to find out more about the secret life…Read more
People under 50 with bowel cancer often face lengthy delays being diagnosed, significantly reducing their chances of survival. Now, a new risk assessment tool aims to help GPs determine which patients need further tests by predicting their risk of bowel cancer based on their symptoms.
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.