Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.
This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.
It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.
I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.
IBS is a common condition and it affects approximately 4 million people in the UK. It is a chronic, relapsing and often life-long condition and people suffer from significant symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and an overwhelming sense of lethargy.
As a nation we are also rubbish at knowing when we are constipated. While most people know that not having a poo for two weeks and sitting for hours on end straining is constipation, there are thousands of people who don't realise that their tendency to fart, and have massive poos can equally be a sign.
If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), following a low FODMAP diet could help ease your symptoms. For those uninitiated
One in five people are thought to suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and one of the most effective ways to ease symptoms
I hope for the sake of your loved ones you feel able to engage in conversation to create an open dialogue if something doesn't feel right. Only then can we truly get to the bottom of bowel disease.
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.