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Migraines and IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is primarily known for its impact on the digestive system, causing severe symptoms like abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. However, recent studies have revealed an intriguing connection between migraines and an increased risk of developing IBD. Here we’ll explore the findings of the recent study, explore the […]

Can I Run with a Hernia?

Whether you’re training for a marathon, or you simply like to run for leisure, when you have a hernia, it can throw a wrench in your routine. Navigating the do’s and don’ts of physical activity with a hernia is crucial, not only for your performance, but also for your health. Here we look at the […]

Lifestyle and Dietary Changes for Reducing Piles

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are a common yet uncomfortable condition. They occur when veins in the anus and rectum become swollen and inflamed, leading to symptoms like pain, itching, and bleeding. While various treatments are available, incorporating certain lifestyle and dietary changes can significantly reduce symptoms and prevent piles from worsening. Here we explore […]

Low Vitamin D linked with Ulcerative Colitis

A recent study has discovered a link between ulcerative colitis and low Vitamin D levels. The findings highlight the importance of vitamin D, not just in bone health, but also in supporting the immune system and managing inflammation. Here, we’ll explore what ulcerative colitis is and what the recent findings could mean for those living […]

Is It a Pulled Groin or a Sports Hernia?

Athletes and those who are physically active often face injuries. However, distinguishing between a pulled groin and a sports hernia can be challenging due to their similar symptoms. Understanding the differences between these two conditions is essential for effective treatment and recovery. Read on to discover what a pulled groin and sports hernia are, and […]

Can Lifting Heavy Weights Lead to a Hernia?

Hernias are a common problem that can have multiple causes. Essentially, a hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or the wall of surrounding tissue. This means, activities like heavy lifting do have the potential to cause a hernia to occur. So, here, we’ll explore how […]

The Link Between Hernias and Constipation

Hernias and constipation are two common health issues that can sometimes occur at the same time. While there’s a lot of information out there about the two conditions, it can be challenging to determine what’s accurate and whether there’s a link between them. In today’s blog, we’ll explore whether hernias can cause constipation, the risks […]

Gut Microbiome May Predict Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, impacting around 43,000 people a year according to Bowel Cancer UK. Like all cancers, if you can predict colorectal cancer early enough, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Now, a new study has provided hope that it may soon be possible to […]

Trial of AI for Early Detection of Bowel Cancer

A groundbreaking trial is currently underway to assess the potential of a new AI tool in the early detection of bowel cancer. Set to continue until the summer of 2024, this innovative trial involves 20 NHS Trusts across England, marking a significant step forward in cancer diagnosis and patient care. With the promise of earlier […]

Ways to Avoid Heartburn at Christmas

Heartburn is a common condition affecting 1 in 4 UK adults. The festive season, with its abundance of rich foods, sweet treats, and alcohol, can unfortunately be a prime time for heartburn flare-ups. Overindulgence and the types of food and drink we consume during holidays can cause havoc for our digestive system. However, the good […]