Healthy eating is the best way to ensure the continued health of your stomach and bowels. Hernias are a common complaint, and can be treated through general surgery. If you do have problems with your bowel a colonoscopy can often be employed to diagnose. Recovery from any surgery in this area can benefit from guided physiotherapy and tailored exercise programs.

4 things that may reduce your risk of hernia

The human body isn’t perfect and developing a hernia is often caused by things you can't control. Here are four things you can.

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The 1 sign you probably have a hernia (and what to do next)

Many hernias won’t cause immediate pain or problems, but they can present a real risk if left untreated. Here’s how to spot a hernia and what to do next.

Winter warming spicy butternut squash soup

As the days get cooler, we continue our recipe series with this classic to warm you up.

How weight loss surgery turned Alison's life around

Two decades of unhealthy eating had made Alison obese, diabetic and unhappy. She came to Nuffield Health desperate for a solution that might finally work. This is her story.

Fight urinary incontinence with pelvic floor exercises

A strong pelvic floor can be the key to preventing, improving or curing urinary stress incontinence – as well as a range of other women’s health issues. Rachel Bromley demonstrates simple exercises you can do to help take back control of your bladder.

Six signs you need to see a Nutritional Therapist

If we ‘are what we eat’, then it makes sense that when we feel under the weather adapting our diet could help. Jackie Donkin explains six signs that you may need to see a Nutritional Therapist.


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Taunton Hospital

Advice on the services offered at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital.