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Gastrointestinal cancers affect millions of people each year. However, despite their prevalence and severity, there is hope through early detection, advanced treatment options, and preventive measures. read more about Gastrointestinal Cancers: Types, Symptoms And Treatments
Rumours spread. Some rumours persist, becoming myths. Claims about people and things - surprising, spurious, consequential. Sometimes rumours become ‘facts’, received wisdom, despite the fact that not only are they unverified, but they’re actually false. This might not matter if it’s an innocuous rumour about a popstar, but when it comes to health care, the consequences can be life and death. read more about Bariatrics Surgery Myth-Busting: 21 Myths Addressed
Although it's not commonly discussed, this condition affects a significant number of people and can greatly impact one's quality of life. Understanding what an anal fistula is, its common symptoms, potential causes, and how it is diagnosed can be a step towards seeking effective treatment and regaining your health and comfort. read more about Understanding Anal Fistulas: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and More
A sprained ankle is a common injury, often occurring when the foot turns inward, stretching or tearing the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. While painful and inconvenient, most sprains can be effectively managed with appropriate care. read more about How To Treat A Sprained Ankle
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune condition that primarily affects the joints but can have systemic effects on the entire body. Characterised by painful inflammation of the synovium (connective tissue around the joint), stiffness, and in more severe cases, bone erosion and joint deformity, RA can significantly impact the quality of life. However, with the right strategies, the progression of RA can be managed, and its symptoms alleviated read more about How to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis – 12 Preventative Measures
How to prevent acid reflux Acid reflux is a common digestive disorder. It affects a significant portion of the population. It occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, stomach content, flows back into your oesophagus, the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. This backwash (reflux) can irritate the lining of your oesophagus, leading to discomfort. Understanding... read more about How To Prevent Acid Reflux And Heartburn
The relationship between mental health and chronic pain is complex, but it’s an important one to understand for thousands of sufferers. This is because understanding that relationship can lead to relief and help to put people on the road to better health - both physical and mental. read more about Understanding the impact of chronic pain on mental health
Whether you’re going long-haul to exotic destinations or taking a short trip over the pond on a city break, travel can cause all sorts of trouble with our gut health and potentially ruin our trip. read more about How to avoid tummy troubles on holiday
Myths, taboos and ignorance remain an issue in many areas of health. Great progress has been made in breaking the stigma and building awareness around women’s health and mental health read more about Pelvic Floor Health For Men: Myths, Taboos And You
There are so many myths surrounding weight-loss that it's often hard to know when the advice you're being given is medically sound or if it's just another fad. We spoke to Professor Sanjay Purkayastha, Consultant General Surgeon at King Edward VII's Hospital with a specialist interest in Bariatric & Upper GI Surgery to get advice on loosing weight safely. read more about Losing weight safely: advice from a bariatric surgeon