Men die, on average, six years younger than women for reasons that are believed to be largely preventable. Through the course of their lifetime, men experience worse long-term health than women despite enjoying a more privileged position in many societies.
The idea that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is linked to stress is not new. A growing body of evidence shows that there is a link between IBS and stress or anxiety, although this is not the same as saying IBS is all in the mind.
The pain and discomfort of piles will affect 80% of us at some point in our lives. Right now there are several hundred thousand people in the UK suffering from the condition, which is impacting their lives to a greater or lesser extent.
Colon cancer and rectal cancer are two of the lower gastroenterology cancers. What is the difference between them? What are the risk factors?
From first experiencing symptoms to receiving a positive diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) takes an average of four years in the UK. Why so long?
An endoscopy is a surgical procedure whereby a long, thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted into your body in order to investigate unusual symptoms or carry out certain types of surgery. Find out about different endoscopies used in gastroenterology in our short Patients Guide.
7 October is Colostomy Awareness Day. To mark this we are looking at what it means to live with a colostomy and what support is available. Finding out you need to have a colostomy can be a daunting prospect. You are bound to experience fears and concerns. But the procedure is surprisingly common and you might…Read more
Only 24% of people with Coeliac Disease have received a diagnosis, according to Coeliac UK. That means there are currently more than half a million people walking around with the disease who are, as yet, unaware.
If your digestive system is not functioning to the best of it’s ability, it can leave you feeling quite unwell, bloated, in pain, and low on energy. It may even be affecting your social life if symptoms are preventing you from meeting up with friends or attending family functions. How can you change simple lifestyle…Read more
Migraines can be debilitating. Stress is often indicated as one of the primary contributing factors but what is less well-known is the link between migraine and diet. As this week is Migraine Awareness Week (3rd to 9th September 2017) we cover about the links between migraine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).