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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

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

Muscular trigger points and heartburn

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  One cause of heartburn which is frequently overlooked is pain from muscle trigger points. These can mimic acid reflux and yet be entirely unresponsive to acid suppression drugs. When I suggest this to people, they are quite surprised that their ‘reflux’ or ‘hiatus hernia’ is actually nothing of the sort. I am able to Read More