When medication isn't enough to result in long-lasting relief from the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, surgical management can be provided. Learn about the role of surgery in improving the quality of life for people suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC), as explained by Professor Richard Cohen, a colorectal surgeon and expert in IBD.
Diverticulitis affects many people over the age of 60 and can cause abdominal pain, a temperature, nausea, and even vomiting. In this article, Dr Lisa Das, explores the kind of diet you should be following to help reduce your symptoms and also prevent any future flare-ups of the disease.
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a gastroenterologist to see the gastrointestinal tract in a non-invasive way. You may wonder how such a small camera can provide such a thorough view but fortunately, Dr Waseem Ashraf, one of the earliest capsule endoscopy operators in the world, answers all there is to know regarding the capsule endoscopy exam. After reading, you'll feel much more prepared.
We all experience loose bowel movements at some point in our lives. Dr Alberto Murino, a leading consultant gastroenterologist, recently answered some questions for us about diarrhoea. He shared with us the exact definition, what the colour of our faeces says about our health and what symptoms we should be most concerned about.
Have certain situations ever made you feel "sick to your stomach"? How often have you felt "butterflies" or decided to just "go with your gut"? These expressions exist for a reason; they reflect an important connection between our brain and gut, highlighting how sensitive our digestive system is to our emotions such as anxiety, stress and even depression. Professor Owen Epstein, a pioneering professor of gastroenterology, explains more.
Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome may appear suddenly as a bout of infection in the stomach and intestines, often as the result of bacteria such as Salmonella that causes food poisoning. Here, one of London's top gastroenterologists Dr Aathavan Loganayagam explains everything you need to know about the condition, including how long it lasts and how it can be treated.
If you live with irritable bowel syndrome the antibiotic Rifaximin can be taken to manage symptoms such as flatulence and bloating. The drug can also be used to treat travellers' diarrhoea meaning you don't need to fear travelling to exotic locations. Here, expert gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam explains how the drug works.
Bloating is a common sensation that many of us have experienced. While it's very rare that it's a sign of something serious, it's valuable to know when to see a specialist for advice. Dr John Martin, a gastroenterologist, explains the causes of bloating so that you know when to seek medical help.
The wireless revolution has changed our lives in many ways: bowel screening tests included. Capsule endoscopies are an alternative method of conducted screening tests of the bowel (along with the rest of the digestive tract). These miniature technological marvels have many benefits and Professor Owen Epstein explains how these work and what they achieve.