Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Can The NHS Learn From The Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Andrew Cunningham

A diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, is a classic heart-sink for a doctor because IBS, although affecting 15% of the population has no known cause or explanation.

That Gut Feeling

The Mac Twins | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

We're benefitting the medical world, whilst getting to know our own bodies better, in turn (hopefully) making them healthier - it's WIN WIN all round. Who knew sharing a womb could be so salubrious?!

What Is IBS And How Can You Deal With It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (as it's formally known) is a common health disorder which leads to abdominal cramping, changes in bowel movements and...

Why You Should Listen to Your Gut

Maria Senise | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

We've all heard it time and time again: Listen to your gut. What the hell does that mean? And why are we supposed to listen to our gut of all things? I think of my gut as where my poop comes out; why am I supposed to follow that part of my body?

Help With IBS

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Do you need help with IBS? You're not alone, around one in five people will experience IBS at some point in their lives. Hypnotherapy for IBS is ap...

Poorna Bell

These High Fructose Foods May Make You Bloated | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from IBS or other underlying gastrointestinal conditions will know that fructose can make things worse. However, new research has re...

IBS: The Secret Bitter Pill That Drugs Won't Sweeten

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

IBS needs to be discussed openly, honestly and with no holds barred. It needs to be looked at in the wider context of what stressful lives and high sugar and processed diets are doing to the human body.

Ever Experienced Bloating or Bowel Problems?

Natalie Lamb | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Lamb

There is often more than one cause of an individual's IBS and these can vary from person to person. Many IBS sufferers also tend to have a range of symptoms that do not appear to come from the bowel, but can be related to other symptoms such as headaches, backache, insomnia, tiredness and muscle pain.

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Poo-Phoria: Yes, It's A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The sense of relief that sometimes accompanies an urgent trip to the toilet isn't just the gratitude of not having crapped your pants - according to P...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How To Spot The Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is remarkably high. Nutritionist therapist Petronella Ravenshear estimates about 1 in...

Can Eating Meat Make IBD Worse?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This article has been updated after incorrectly inserting facts about IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Changing your diet can rapidly affect the ki...

Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Pain creates tension in the body, which feeds back into the brain, which responds by turning up the 'volume' on its pain amplifiers, creating even more suffering.

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by 90 percent? This Three Week Course Shows You How To Begin.

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.

Soothe Your Bowels With Acupuncture

Sue Kalicinska | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Kalicinska

Up to 12million people in the UK are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome at some time in their lives. More women seek help but it is just as common in both sexes and commonly starts between 15-40 years old. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in relieving the symptoms of IBS.

Gassy Guts: Why Doctors Need to Get Serious About IBS

Natalie de Winter | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie de Winter

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the Sarah Palin of ailments; nobody takes it seriously... IBS is still a condition whose name is met with disinterest, an eye roll and sometimes a snort of derision; and that's just from the doctors.

Low FODMAP Diet: The Secret To Beating IBS?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A low FODMAP diet has been developed in Australia thought to help sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). FODMAPs - or Fermentable Oligosaccha...

Scientists 'Definitively Link' Gut Bacteria To IBS (Plus How To Spot The Signs)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The results of a new Cedars-Sinai study suggest that an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut has been 'definitively linked' to Irritable Bowel Syndrome ...

Can Hypnosis Cure IBS?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Swedish researchers claim they’ve found an alternative treatment to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that doesn’t involve poppi...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Feeling Full? | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

With the toxic load of excessive sugar, saturated fat and alcohol settling into your stomach from your Christmas feast, it’s little wonder your gut ...

Are Faecal Transplants The Key To Bowel Disease Treatment?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It's enough to turn anyone's stomach but a new treatment that transplants faecal matter from one person to another could help to save lives. The pr...

Stressed MPs 'Suffering From Irritable Bowel Syndrome'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

There has been an increase in the number of MPs suffering from irritable bowel syndrome due to the stress of their jobs, a doctor who works in parliam...