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Taking control of your IBS

To coincide with Self-Care Week (13-19 November), our member, Lara, who has lived with IBS for a number of years, shares some tips on how she manages her condition. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a debilitating condition that leaves you feeling like you’ve lost control...

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IBS? Oh, I’ve got that!

Since I started working for The IBS Network charity over a year ago, I’ve lost count of the number of times that people have told me that they, or someone they know has Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). With around 12 million people, or 10-20% of the UK population estimated to have IBS, this could...

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Back to work: Hello IBS!

Summer is over and many of us are looking ahead to autumn with all the challenges that it brings. Going back to work, school or university after a break is often difficult for people, adjusting to having to get up with the alarm and a fully structured day ahead. But for the 12 million people in the...

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sun, sea, sangria and IBS

Sun, sea, sangria…and IBS! Can alcohol cause my IBS to flare up? Summer is the season to have fun al fresco, venture further afield on holiday and relax in the garden with a refreshing drink or two with friends. Although, for many people with

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Let’s Stop Side-Stepping The IBS ‘Poo Taboo’

This month saw the release of new research by ASDA Pharmacy that corroborates the IBS Network’s evidence of the vicious cycle of mental stress on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - a health condition that affects around 12 million people in the UK, yet is very little talked about. This “hidden...

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Low FODMAP on a budget

One factor I have noticed about this diet is the likely increase in food costs, it is not possible to get gluten/wheat free foods on prescription in the UK. Free from food is expensive, no-one will disagree, so how can we make the Low FODMAP diet cheaper to follow? Some of...

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