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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Types of IBD include: Ulcerative colitis. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.


Symptoms of IBD:


Abdominal :pain, cramps or swelling in the tummy 

Bloody diarrhoea

Weight loss 

Extreme tiredness 

Mouth ulcers


Investigations for IBD include


Blood tests

MRI/CT scans

Colonoscopy/endoscopy


For further information and advice, please contact the clinic. 

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME 


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. ... Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress.


We can help with the management of your IBS 

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COELIAC DISEASE

COELIAC DISEASE 


Coeliac disease is a condition in which the immune system is abnormally sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder; autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's own tissues and organs. Without a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet, inflammation resulting from immune system overactivity may cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms involving many parts of the body.

 
 

Coeliac disease can develop at any age after an individual starts eating foods containing gluten. The classic symptoms of the condition result from inflammation affecting the gastrointestinal tract. This inflammation damages the villi, which are small, finger-like projections that line the small intestine and provide a greatly increased surface area to absorb nutrients. In coeliac disease, the villi become shortened and eventually flatten out. Intestinal damage causes diarrhoea and poor absorption of nutrients, which may lead to weight loss. Abdominal pain, swelling (distention), and food intolerances are common in coeliac disease. Inflammation associated with coeliac disease may lead to an increased risk of developing certain gastrointestinal cancers such as cancers of the small intestine or esophagus.Inflammation and poor nutrient absorption may lead to problems affecting many other organs and systems of the body in affected individuals. 

 
 

Investigations for Coeliac disease include an upper GI endoscopy and blood tests. For further information please contact the clinic. 

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CONSTIPATION

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel. Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small.


Constipation in adults has many possible causes. Sometimes there's no obvious reason.


The most common causes include:


  • not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • not drinking enough fluids
  • not moving enough and spending long periods sitting or lying in bed
  • being less active and not exercising
  • often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
  • changing your diet or daily routine
  • a side effect of medicine
  • stress, anxiety or depression

In much rarer cases, constipation may be caused by a medical condition.


If you suffer with chronic constipation,  Please contact the clinic for further information for advice and treatment.