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Gastric ulcer: FAQS

Gastric ulcers refer to for damage to the lining of the stomach that provokes the destruction of the delicate epithelium (lining) of the stomach wall. Leading consultant gastroenterologist Dr Simon Smale answers your frequently asked questions about this ailment.

Inside the gut: Understanding microbes

The human body is a bustling ecosystem, home to trillions of microorganisms that play pivotal roles in our health and well-being. Among these, the gastrointestinal tract serves as a thriving habitat, housing a diverse array of bacteria. While the gut is teeming with organisms, the distribution varies significantly throughout its length, with distinct concentrations found in different regions. In his latest online article, Dr Simon Smale gives us his insights.

Understanding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): A comprehensive guide

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collective term encompassing a group of autoimmune disorders characterised by recurrent inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract. While ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the predominant players in this spectrum, other conditions, such as microscopic colitis and Behçet's disease, also fall under the umbrella of IBD. In his latest online article, Dr Simon Smale aims to shed light on the complexities of IBD, exploring its symptoms, causes, and associated challenges.

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