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Who really needs to eat gluten-free?

It seems that gluten has developed a bad reputation these days, with many of us opting for gluten-free alternatives and cutting out a key part of our diet altogether. But does everyone really need to eat this way? Top gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam is here to explain the symptoms of the medical conditions that may require some people to eat a gluten-free diet.

Rectal bleeding: should I be worried?

It is estimated that up to 10% of the population will have an episode of rectal bleeding each year. Finding blood in your stool is often caused by anal fissures and piles, however you may be worried that something else more sinister might be causing it. Dr Evangelos Russo is a skilled gastroenterologist based in London and offers us his advice on what might be causing blood in your stool.

The pros and cons of a virtual colonoscopy

Colonoscopies after the age of 50 become a regular procedure to check inside the colon for abnormalities. Nowadays, a virtual colonoscopy is available to patients and offers a non-invasive and less aggressive alternative to a regular colonoscopy. But what happens during the procedure and can it offer more reliable results? Dr John Martin, a leading gastroenterologist in London, explains what a virtual colonoscopy is and why it might be right for you.

Colon polyps and the polypectomy procedure

Polyps are abnormal growths within the colon that vary in size from a few millimetres to several centimetres. Most of these are not cancerous, but some have the potential to develop into a cancer. Because of this risk, your doctor will very likely recommend that these are removed via a polypectomy. Here gastroenterologist Dr John Martin talks you through all you need to know about polyps and having a polypectomy.

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