Feeding back from the IBS conference

Despite the several months build up to our second national conference on Saturday 14 April during IBS Awareness Month, the excitement of the day is already starting to fade! What I do remember however, is how good it was to talk to the range of delegates who made the journey to Sheffield to take...

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IBS and its impact on relationships

Bloating, unexpected pain, having to run to the loo without much notice and the other myriad of conditions that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) can bring. Just what you need to enhance a relationship with your loved one… You’ll be all too aware that IBS symptoms are not much fun for you,...

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Blue Monday advice for IBS sufferers

It’s Blue Monday – dubbed the saddest and most depressing day of the year. It doesn’t have to be this way and I’d like to tell you about a few ways to de-stress and help your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). For many people, IBS can be very isolating, where sufferers don’t feel able to...

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Christmas survival guide for IBS sufferers

Christmas survival guide for IBS sufferers Avoid spending the festive season on the loo by taking on board some helpful advice from our healthcare advisers:

1.Plan ahead

Whether you’re eating in or out, going away or...

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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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