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Capsule endoscopy: diagnosing digestive disorders

Tummy complaints are a common problem, and often amount to nothing. However, when abdominal pain is persistent or occurs all the time, or when you suffer diarrhoea, constipation, or other bowel problems, it may mean there is something wrong with your digestive system. Experienced gastroenterologist Dr Waseem Ashraf explains how capsule endoscopy – a camera inside a pill – can diagnose various problem in the digestive tract.

Could we use AI to detect oesophageal cancer?

Recent medical innovation has seen the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in performing endoscopic imaging in the screening for pre-cancerous and cancerous abnormalities. Such technology presents a way to improve the detection of early oesophageal cancer. Dr Rehan Haidry is an innovative gastroenterologist and endoscopist, who is actively shaping this future of cancer detection, and here he discusses how AI fits into his field.

Understanding your back pain

Back pain is one of the most debilitating and frustrating physical set-backs to experience, and the chances are that you might already experience back pain, or have had episodes in the past. So, are we all destined to live with and put up with back pain? Or can we do something about it? Dr Giancarlo Camilleri, a pain management expert of the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, explains what we can do ourselves to manage back pain, and when we should drag ourselves to the doctor about it.

Is a cavernoma serious?

Problems with the brain are always a worrying prospect. Our brains are, in a lot of ways, who we are, containing our memories and acting as the control centres of our bodies. A cavernoma is a condition of the blood vessels that can occur in the brain or spinal cord, and can even lead to bleeding in the brain. Are they serious? Leading neurosurgeon Mr Christos Tolias has the answers.

The Complete Guide to Hip Replacement Recovery: nutrition, rest, sex, driving, travelling

A hip replacement is a life-changing operation. It can significantly improve your quality of life and you get back to the things you enjoyed. Owning to its success it has now become a routine operation in the 21 st century. If you are considering hip replacement, it’s important to know how you can support yourself during the recovery period after the surgery. Here are practical tips from Professor Paul Lee, to help your successful recovery from hip surgery.

Root canal treatment explained

Root canal treatment can treat infected or decayed teeth. Symptoms that may precede root canal treatment include pain when eating or chewing, swollen gums, facial swelling, or the tooth may have darkened in colour. It is important to acknowledge such symptoms and see a dentist as soon as possible. Dr Satinder Matharu, a leading endodontist, gives us the facts about this often feared dental treatment.

Full mouth rehabilitation: getting your smile back on track

Having teeth problems such as gaps, pain and instability can be frustrating, especially when it affects things like what you can eat and the appearance of your smile. Luckily, you can transform your smile by having a full mouth rehabilitation, something that Dr Stefan Ciapryna, a skilled endodontist performs regularly. So what does a full mouth rehabilitation involve?

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