Men are notoriously bad at talking about their health – and anything linked to digestive health and toilet habits can be especially tricky. While this is understandable, gut and digestive health problems are actually very common so whatever you’re experiencing, you’re definitely not alone! And importantly, ‘battling on’ in silence can do more harm than Read More
Being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can feel overwhelming. But while IBD – such as Crohn’s disease, the most common form of IBD, or ulcerative colitis – is not curable, there’s lots that can be done to help manage it. With the right treatment and advice, people with Crohn’s can still live life to Read More
Investigating digestive disorders or bowel conditions sometimes requires a closer look at what’s going on internally with a procedure called a colonoscopy – where a thin, flexible tube with a telescopic camera at the end is carefully inserted into the colon (also known as the large intestine/bowel) via the rectum. Here are 3 key examples Read More
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with more than 41,000 people diagnosed every year. The good news is, bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is treatable and survival rates are very high if the disease is caught early. So it’s important to be aware of the symptoms, especially for Read More
Spring is finally here – which is good news for our vitamin D levels!While we can get some vitamin D through our diets, most of it comes from exposure to sunlight. But in the UK, from October to March, sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB for this to happen, which is why vitamin D deficiency is Read More
We all know smoking is bad news for our lungs, heart and blood vessels – but did you know cigarettes can damage your gut and digestive health too? From bowel cancer to IBS, here are five of the key ways smoking can negatively affect your digestive health. 1. Smoking could throw your gut bacteria off Read More
It’s no secret that, as a nation, we’re pretty sleep-deprived. According to the Sleep Council’s most recent Great British Bedtime Report, 30% of Brits sleep badly most nights – and there’s growing evidence that sleepless nights could be a particular issue for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Half of IBS sufferers struggle with insomnia Read More
Although fibre doesn’t contribute any nutrition to our diets, it is still important to make sure that you are eating enough of it. Dietary fibre plays an important role in maintaining our digestive health.
Bloating can be very uncomfortable, but it isn’t usually a sign of anything serious. However, if you experience bloating or other digestive symptoms frequently it is a good idea to see a doctor as it could be caused by a condition such as
A gastroscopy is a type of endoscopy that is used to look at your throat, stomach and upper intestine. It is one of the investigative procedures that your gastroenterologist London can perform to help diagnose your condition.