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Men and gut health: The symptoms all men should be aware of

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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

5 things you need to know about managing inflammatory bowel disease

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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

What is a colonoscopy and do I need one?

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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

5 bowel cancer warning signs you should never ignore

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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

What you need to know about IBD and vitamin D deficiency  

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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

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