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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

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

Crohn’s Disease

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Crohn’s disease is the second condition belonging to the family of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unlike ulcerative colitis it can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, can affect any of the layers of the gut wall and can occur in patches, with normal areas in between. Symptoms Crohn’s suffers may experience the following signs and 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

Living With Crohn’s Disease

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Crohn’s Disease is one of the most common forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), affecting approximately 1 in 650 people living in the UK. At the London Gastroenterology Centre, we specialise in providing treatments for a range of digestive health issues, and here we will explain what Crohn’s Disease is, how many people across the Read More

The best approach to infliximab use in Crohn’s disease

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Many people with Crohn’s disease now use infliximab to keep their illness under control. It is now widely recognised that this is a better approach than using steroids to induce remission. Steroids such as prednisolone cannot be used long-term as they have extensive side-effects. Although infliximab does have some long-term side-effects, these are unusual and Read More