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Vagus nerve dysfunction: what is it and what are the main symptoms?

Vagus nerve dysfunction occurs when the vagus nerve has been damaged due to a past infection or inflammation or when we experience a prolonged period of physical or mental stress. In our latest article, renowned gastroenterologist, Professor Owen Epstein, talks us through vagus nerve dysfunction, offering us a handful of useful home remedies for the condition.

Alcohol-related cirrhosis: is it reversible?

Do you know how the severity of alcohol-related cirrhosis can be measured and whether the negative effects of alchohol on the liver can be reversed? We spoke with a renowned consultant physician from the London Clinic, Professor Shahid A Khan, to discuss all this and more. Find out how to tell whether cirrhosis is worsening and if it can be prevented. In this article, we discuss the lifestyle changes that can be implemented, for a healthier liver.

How to tell if you are lactose intolerant

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.

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