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Videos

Guide: Colon Cancer and Polyps

This guide provides an overview of how colon polyps are formed and how their presence can lead to colon cancer.

Guide: Colonoscopy

This guide covers the essential preparation for a colonoscopy examination:

  • the day before
  • during your visit at one of our colonoscopy clinics in London
  • the risks involved in a colonoscopy
  • alternatives to a colonoscopy such as the virtual colonoscopy using a CT scan

Guide: Acid Reflux

This is a guide to the very common condition known as heartburn, including symptoms and action you can take to prevent acid reflux.

Useful links

Drink Aware

Learn about alcohol and your health, the effect of alcohol on your stomach, and spotting the signs of alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can trigger symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). These can be avoided if you can keep within your limits and avoid certain drinks.

Healthy Weight Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is good way to check if you’re a healthy weight. Use the NHS BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.

Coeliac UK

Coeliac UK is the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye triggers an immune reaction in people with coeliac disease. This means that eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. This website contains many useful resources including gluten-free products guide.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Here you can find out more about the disease, reach out for support, volunteer, find out about grants for which sufferers may be eligible, and learn about current campaigns.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis. This website contains many useful resources.

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Patient’s Guide

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes two chronic conditions: Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. It has remained for too long the secret illness no one wants to admit to having, let alone discuss. One percent of the population has IBD, yet it’s cause is unknown, and there is no known cure. Revised and updated, ‘Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis’, by Fred Saibil, MD, is the complete practical guide for anyone dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The IBS Network

The IBS Network is the UK’s national charity for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s mission is to inform patients with IBS and to work with healthcare professionals to offer IBS support, creating an IBS society for facilitating self-management, either individually or through the agency of an IBS group.

BBC Health

BBC Health is a good resource for information about healthy living, nutrition, and health in general.

Practice Information

London Digestive Centre

Find out more about Gastropractice at the London Digestive Centre. London Gasterontologist providing endoscopic examinations and colonoscopy procedures.

Parkside Hospital

Learn more about Gastropractice at Parkside Hospital. Gastroenterology practice for expertise in ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, colon cancer symptoms, colonoscopy and frequent bowel movements.

New Victoria Hospital

Find out more about Gastropractice at the New Victoria Hospital. Private London Gastroenterology and Colonoscopy Consultant.