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For World IBD Day, which takes place on May 19 each year and unites people in their fight against inflammatory…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder, with an estimated prevalence of 10–15%. However, many people remain undiagnosed…

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. It can be used…

This is the sixth and last part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts…

On the occasion of Dry January 2022, we turned to Dr Richard de Visser from the University of Sussex. An…

This is the fifth part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

This post looks at gastric cancer. What is it, how does it happen, and what are the treatment options? Based…

This is the fourth part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

From the time they are born, it is important for humans to have a good composition of gut microbes to…

This blog post is about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is inspired by the recent open access paper “Improvement in…

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

For World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on July 28, we spoke with Cary James, CEO of UK-based World Hepatitis…

This is the third part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

This year, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day is on July 13. We spoke with Carolyn Tordella of the non-profit…

This is the second part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

On the occasion of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day we spoke with Fergus Shanahan, who is Professor and Chair…

World IBD Day is a global event which takes place on May 19 each year. It is intended to raise…

If you have psoriasis, you have a higher probability of developing other autoimmune disorders, including celiac disease. The authors of…

On World Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Day (April 19), and in accordance with IBS Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr…

Every year in April, IBS Awareness Month as well as World IBS Day (April 19) aim to raise awareness about…

If you really want to get to grips with the problem, keep a diary of what and when you eat…

Reasons for Farting and Belching

Onions, tomatoes and mints actually relax the muscle at the lower end of the gullet, allowing air from the stomach…

Wind

There are three main sources of wind: Everyone’s gut contains gas because we cannot help swallowing air when we swallow…

Strange Poo

Poo is made of water, bits of food that could not be digested, dead cells from the lining of the…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you think you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone. More than 1 in 10 people are…

Hiccups

Everyone experiences hiccups from time to time, especially after eating too much food or drinking too much alcohol. But some…

Bowel incontinence, also called faecal (fecal) incontinence or anal leakage, is the inability to control the bowels, resulting in the…

Chronic/Long-Term Diarrhoea

We have all experienced episodes of acute diarrhoea (diarrhea) caused by a gut infection or by something we have eaten…

Acute/Short-Term Diarrhoea

Occasional bouts of diarrhoea (diarrhea) are a fact of life – we have all experienced them. This section is for…

Constipation is usually just a nuisance. There is no scientific evidence that ‘toxins’ from poo in the bowel can affect…