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Could poor sleep be aggravating your IBS symptoms?

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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

What Causes Bloating?

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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

How Stretta Therapy Can Treat Acid Reflux

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Chronic reflux or GORD can usually be treated without surgery or other procedures. However, if your symptoms haven’t responded to dietary changes and medication, it may be time to consider the alternatives for acid reflux treatment. One of the latest options is Stretta Therapy, which is a non-surgical procedure that can treat the cause of Read More

The Link Between Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer

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Barrett’s oesophagus is considered a pre-cancerous condition. Being diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus doesn’t mean that you have cancer or even that you will definitely go on to develop cancer. However, it does mean that you are at higher than normal risk of developing oesophageal cancer in the future. The abnormal cells in your oesophagus could Read More

Overview of Diagnosis and Management of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

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SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a relapsing and remitting condition that affects up to one in seven people in the general population. The hallmark of SIBO is that the small intestine becomes colonised with bacteria. These can cause a variety of symptoms, including: Bloating Abdominal discomfort Gas (flatulence) Diarrhoea Fatigue

What Your Doctor Wants to Know About Your Stools?

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Talking to a doctor about your stools can feel a bit embarrassing, but your poo can provide valuable insights into your health. It is important to mention anything unusual that you’ve noticed about your stools, whether you’re visiting your doctor for diarrhoea treatment or something completely different