Articles

This page contains articles about bowel issues and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

  • silicol®gel – for gastrointestinal disorders

    Gastrointestinal disorders affect 1 in 4 of us at some point in our life. Sufferers often feel isolated by their symptoms and unable to enjoy simple things such as days o...

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  • Bowel Cancer

    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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Feed Your Flora with Probiotics

    ‘Gut Flora’ is a complex community of microorganisms in the gut which include bacteria, yeasts and viruses, all being both beneficial and harmful. This commun...

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    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 ...

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  • What does your poo say about your health?

    Poo isn’t something we talk about openly and for many it is a bit of a taboo subject. Did you know the average person generates about five TONS of poo in his or her...

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  • Is Your Tummy Trying to Tell You Something?

    Your stomach is an organ that should not be ignored, especially as most of us experience tummy problems regularly. People often dismiss stomach issues, but your tummy can...

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    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...

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    Bowel Incontinence

    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 ...

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    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...

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Further articles

  • Haemorrhoids and Anal Fissures by the talkhealth team
    Rectal problems are very common, with almost everyone experiencing at least some discomfort, itching or pain during their life time. Despite their commonality, rectal problems can be quite uncomfortable, embarrassing and painful to live with.