Stomach and bowel

Stomach and bowel complaints can have a big impact on your day to day life. Our Spire experts provide advice in managing these conditions and helping you get back to living the life you want.

Stomach and bowel articles

Five common indigestion myths dispelled

Around 40% of the UK population experiences indigestion every year.

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Understanding abdominal pain and when to seek help

Abdominal pain occurs as a result of a broad range of conditions but can be divided into two main categories.

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Living with and managing acid reflux

Acid reflux is a common condition that everyone experiences at some point.

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The eight most common myths about inflammatory bowel disease dispelled

Over half a million people in the UK have inflammatory bowel disease, most often either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

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What causes indigestion (dyspepsia) and how is it treated?

Most people experience indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, at some point in their life.

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Early detection of bowel cancer: why it matters, what’s involved and signs to spot

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and in most cases affects the large bowel (colon).

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Pain after colonoscopy

A colonoscopy involves passing a thin, flexible, tube-like telescope (colonoscope) into your colon via your back passage (rectum).

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Living with inflammatory bowel disease: from symptoms to treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease refers to a group of conditions that cause the lining of your bowel to become inflamed and develop ulcers.

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The best foods to help improve your digestive system

The digestive system breaks down the food you eat, allowing your body to absorb the energy and nutrients it contains.

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IBS explained: causes, symptoms and treatment

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a common, chronic (long-term) condition that affects your large intestine.

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Colonoscopy procedure

A colonoscopy is an examination of the lining of your colon (large bowel).

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Common causes of abdominal, pelvic and anal pain

Pain is one of the most common symptoms of illness but also one of the most ignored by patients.

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