For someone who is lactose intolerant, they may experience symptoms of flatulence, bloating and stomach cramps after eating high-lactose foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. Not sure where to begin in getting a diagnosis? One of our expert gastroenterologists Dr Ian Johnston explains a test you can try at home and what other tests a specialist will make in order to give you the best diagnosis.
If there is an excess build-up of bile acids in your colon, it can lead to a condition known as bile acid malabsorption, which unfortunately can cause bloating and gas. Sounds like symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? We asked consultant gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam how the conditions compare and how BAM is treated.
If you've recently found that you're finding it difficult to pass food, even after drinking water, it may be a case of achalasia. Find out how you can get tested for this condition, what all the symptoms are how it is treated. Dr Rami Sweis, a leading consultant gastroenterologist, explains everything you need to know about this condition in this latest article.
If you live with IBS and are no stranger to flare-ups of bloating, diarrhoea and gas, these symptoms may leave you feeling anxious as you go about your daily routine. Similarly, research shows that there is a connection between gut bacteria and your brain, which can also affect mental health. Read more from our expert gastroenterologist, now!
Fatty liver disease can be asymptomatic in most people and if left untreated can lead to liver damage. The good news is that the condition is reversible if you make some simple yet effective lifestyle changes. Read more from our expert gastroenterologist Dr Michael Mendall on what these are exactly.
If you chew and swallow your food too fast or whilst talking at the same time, you may find yourself bloated and needing to burp. We asked an expert gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam about all of the possible reasons behind flatulence and how these symptoms can be prevented or managed.
Primary liver cancer is estimated to be one of the most common causes of death from cancer globally. It is particularly dangerous due to its lack of early warning signs. Professor Shahid Khan is a leading London gastroenterologist and hepatologist, with a special clinical interest in the treatment of liver cancer - learn from him about the causes, symptoms, outlook and treatment of the condition.
A colonoscopy may be necessary when a patient has persistent gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea and pain in the abdomen. We found out if the procedure hurts, what issues a colonoscopy can detect and how you should prepare for this procedure.
If your doctor has referred you to see a specialist for liver function tests, it means that they want to check whether you are at risk of liver disease. We spoke to one of our leading hepatologists Dr Vikram Sharma about what blood the tests are looking for exactly and what the results might mean.