At this time of year, after we’ve maybe piled on a few pounds over Christmas and we’re feeling motivated to get fit, we can sometimes push ourselves a bit too hard. The number of sports-related and gym-related hernias rises in January.
Are you one of the growing numbers of people who committed to having a dry January? For the uninitiated this means giving up alcohol for the month. It is an idea that was developed by Alcohol Concern and it is growing in popularity.
To mark National Obesity Awareness Week from 8th to 14th January 2018, we are looking at the impact that being obese has on our digestive health.
It’s that time of year again when we resolve to do things differently in the year ahead. Our New Year’s Resolutions are always well-intentioned, but our ability to stick to them doesn’t always quite match up.
‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Tis the season to be… bloated.” It’s a fact that most of us eat and drink far more than we should over the Christmas season. But our digestive system pays the price and one of the problems we can face is bloating.
If you’ve ever felt like your digestive system was trying to tell you something, you’re probably right. Our tummies talk to us in a language of their own. And if we don’t listen they can become increasingly persistent.
Someone dies from bowel cancer every half an hour. But it is a treatable, beatable disease. So, what’s the problem? There are a number of problems… Lack of awareness of the symptoms. Embarrassment about visiting the GP. Putting things off until it’s too late…
It’s hard to ignore someone who is dressed from head to toe in purple. That’s why Crohn’s and Colitis UK chose it as the symbol for Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. People up and down the UK wore purple to raise awareness about these conditions.
Turkey with all the trimmings, roast potatoes, Christmas pudding, brandy butter, a glass or two of Chardonnay, after dinner mints, port, coffee…. The Festive period is an assault on our system that can leave us reaching for the antacid faster than you can say “I shouldn’t have eaten that.”
Around 9,600 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. It is the 11th most common cancer and can, unfortunately, be difficult to treat if diagnosed too late so understanding symptoms is vital.