This page contains articles about bowel issues and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.
UHI - Being physically active with a stoma
Discovering you need stoma surgery can be very worrying, and you may be concerned that your lifestyle will change significantly once the surgery has taken place.Learn more
Constipation and Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea and constipation are very common conditions, and almost everyone will experience one or the other at some point in their life. More often than not bouts of cons...Learn more
Accidental Bowel Leakage
When Nicola Taylor, 72, was diagnosed with Accidental Bowel Leakage, she feared she’d never enjoy an active life again.Learn more
Bowel incontinence, sometimes referred to as faecal incontinence, is defined as the inability to control bowel movements resulting in involuntary soiling. It is a common ...Learn more
The Gut: Human Microbiome Explained
The microbiome of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract can best be described as a bacterial ecosystem. While there are a variety of ecosystems in the human body with the...Learn more
Haemorrhoids and Anal Fissures
Rectal problems are very common, with almost everyone experiencing at least some discomfort, itching or pain during their life time. Despite their commonality, rectal pro...Learn more
When we talk about ‘bowel cancer’ we normally mean cancer affecting the large intestine – the colon and the rectum. Unfortunately bowel cancer is one of...Learn more
Short Bowel Syndrome or Short Gut Syndrome
Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) also known as short gut syndrome is a rare condition affecting about 3 in every million people. In a recent talkhealth survey conducted to unde...Learn more
Getting to the bottom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - separating the myths from the facts
Inflammatory Bowel Disease has started to gain increased prominence in the past year, with cutting-edge research making national news and well-known faces in the public e...Learn more
Anxiety and bowel problems
Bowel issues, depending on their severity, can have a tremendous impact on your day to day life. Problems with your bowel and gut can lead to feelings of frustration and ...Learn more
Is it time to take the ‘low’ out of FODMAPs?
The low FODMAP diet is an evidenced based dietary treatment for the symptom management of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.Learn more
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system which can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.Learn more