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Achalasia Awareness Month 2023

September is achalasia awareness month. Achalasia is a condition that affects the nerves and muscles of the oesophagus (food pipe), mainly at the lower end where it meets the stomach. Achalasia interrupts food and fluid...

1st September 2023

Gastroparesis Awareness Month 2023

Gastroparesis awareness month has come around again… but how many people have ever heard of the condition, or know what symptoms to look for? What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis literally translates to “paralysis of the stomach”....

31st July 2023

Our London Marathon 2024 Ballot

Chris (one of Guts UK’s 2021 London Marathon runners) We’re thrilled to announce we have 4 places in the London Marathon 2024! These sought after places aren’t easy to secure, so we are over the moon...

7th July 2023

World IBD Day 2023

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are a group of digestive conditions that are characterised by chronic inflammation of the digestive system. On World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day every year (19th May), patient organisations come together...

19th May 2023

World Barrett’s Oesophagus Day 2023

Each year, the 16th May marks World Barrett’s Oesophagus Day. Barrett’s oesophagus affects around 10% of those with persistent heartburn. What is Barrett’s oesophagus? Barrett’s oesophagus is the term used for a potentially pre-cancerous condition...

16th May 2023

Coeliac Disease Awareness Week 2023

From the 15th to the 20th of May it is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. Approximately 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease. Our friends at Coeliac UK say only 36% who have...

8th May 2023

Living with a digestive condition during Ramadan

Sofie, who has previously shared her experiences of living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) before, has shared her experience of what it’s like living with IBS during Ramadan. “I love the month of Ramadan. It...

20th April 2023

Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2023

Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2023 (17-23rd April): The incidence (number of new cases) of microscopic colitis has doubled from 2009 to 2016. Although 17,000 new cases of microscopic colitis are diagnosed each year in the...

17th April 2023

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2023

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. If caught in the early stages, there is a greater than 90% chance of a cure. What is Bowel Cancer? Bowel cancer develops from polyps (a tiny bump of cells...

5th April 2023

IBS Awareness Month 2023

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. Figures vary, but it is thought that 1 in 20 of us in the UK have IBS. What is IBS? IBS is thought to be caused by...

1st April 2023