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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

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

Diarrhoea

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What is diarrhoea and what causes it? Diarrhoea is when you pass stools more frequently than normal. The stools are typically looser and more watery. As opposed to constipation, which was discussed last week, diarrhoea occurs because of insufficient water absorption from the bowel. This can happen, for example, if the food you eat passes Read More

Constipation

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What is constipation and what causes it? Constipation is a condition in which you have difficulty passing stools regularly. If you are constipated, you may also likely spend longer on the toilet trying to relieve yourself. Because the stools remain within the large bowel for long periods of time, a lot of the water content Read More

The Top 5 Common Digestive Conditions Explained (Part One)

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It’s not something anyone wants to discuss, but having gastrointestinal problems is an increasingly common complaint. People needn’t suffer in silence, especially as some of these complaints can become a serious health issue if not addressed properly. At Gastro London, we’ve put together a blog series that will look into the top five digestive health Read More

Bloating 101: Everything You Need to Know

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  Bloating is the feeling of tightness or fullness in the abdominal area – usually accompanied with abdominal pain. Most people feel bloated after eating, in which their stomach will feel swollen. At the London Gastroenterology Centre, we specialise in providing treatments for a variety of different conditions, in which we offer you a diagnosis Read More