This guide provides an overview of how colon polyps are formed and how their presence can lead to colon cancer.
This guide covers the essential preparation for a colonoscopy examination:
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Find out more about Gastropractice at the London Digestive Centre. London Gasterontologist providing endoscopic examinations and colonoscopy procedures.
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.