Dr John Wright

Gastroenterologist
MbChB MRCP(UK) PhD

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Gastroenterology Articles

These articles are of general interest and express a certain point of point. They are intended to inform and provoke debate. They are not intended to give individual medical advice. For this you need to consult you medical doctor.

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Probiotics - Are they really helpful?

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The DNA diet

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A Test to Far

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Antidiarrhoeals cause diarrhoea

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Are Protein Pump Inhibitors safe in the long term?

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Belching

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Colonic hydrotherapy

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Colonoscopy and colon cancer

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Chronic Constipation

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Cyclical Vomiting

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Dan Brown and the Lost Symbol

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Dangers of eating out 2

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Deteriorating Severe Ulcerative Colitis

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Diarrhoea is never caused by irritable bowel syndrome

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Extraordinarly unhelpful investigations

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Frozen Fritz

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Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Exercise

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Going where no-one has been before

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Guidelines in IBD: A conspiracy?

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Heartburn: A review

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Investigating the small bowel

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2013

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Is it safe to stop aspirin after a bleed

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Leeches and Probiotics

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Low dose aspirin and gastrointestinal bleeding

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Obesity: A Modern Plague: Other Therapy

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Obesity: A Modern Plague: Medical Therapy

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Occult Blood Testing

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Oesophageal Cancer incidence is rising

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Osmotic laxatives

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Pathophysiology

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Preventing colon cancer

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Reduced risk of colon cancer in ulcerative colitis

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Severe retrosternal chest pain

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Side effects and dangers associated with the treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

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The causes of nausea and vomiting

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The human diet- lessons from nature

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There is more to heartburn than acid

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Top down therapy in IBD - Update

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We are behind the curve in treating Crohn's Disease

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Why persecute the Helicobacter pylori?