Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common gut disorder. The standard medical view is that the exact cause is not known. The most common presenting symptoms are bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea and / or constipation. It is estimated that as many as 20% of the population could be suffering with this condition. IBS can affect anyone […]

Infertility & miscarriage are related. If you have a fertility problem it is more difficult to conceive and you will have a higher risk of miscarriage. Both conditions may result from a wide range of common underlying problems such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and reduced ovarian reserve, to name but a few. Infertility is a […]

These symptoms are very common. A very significant number of people suffer with symptoms such as heartburn, acid reflux & GERD. What is Heartburn? Heartburn is a mild to severe pain in the chest. It usually occurs after eating a meal. It can be a burning or tightening sensation. Heartburn is very common. Most people […]

There are many factors which can be the cause of food intolerance, ranging from: Eating too quickly (leads to poor digestion of food) Major gastro-intestinal infection (travelling in third world nations) Overuse of rich, high sugar content foods Overuse of strong spices such as gralic, chilli etc. Overuse of alcohol Overuse of certain medication, such […]

Introduction to Bloating  The digestive tract contains up to two pounds of living bacteria, the majority within the large and small intestine. Many of these bacteria are friendly organisms. They are protective and health enhancing. Just like the good bacteria in yoghurt, they help to keep the colon clean and healthy. However, we also have […]

Acne – Treating The Root Cause Acne is a common condition, mainly affecting teenagers and young adults. However, adult onset acne is not uncommon. In cases of severe acne, scarring can occur. Note: Squeezing or picking your acne could make your symptoms worse and may leave you with permanent scarring. Cause of Acne There can […]