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Are you looking after your mental health?

With the current crisis it’s more important than ever to make sure we are looking after our mental health. For people with IBS, stress and anxiety can trigger or exacerbate symptoms so please take time to relax, unwind and do something you enjoy. Here are some ways to look after your mental...

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How to avoid excessive snacking during lockdown

Are you snacking more during lockdown? If so, our latest blog post explains what you can do to help curb your cravings. Eating is often an emotional response when we feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even just bored. With the coronavirus crisis, it’s no surprise that many of us are snacking...

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Life during lockdown

How are you spending your time during lockdown? In this blog post our chief executive, Alison, shares her experience. I expect, like many people at the beginning of the lockdown, I made a list. Well, actually, I made two lists; one for all the things I want to get done in the home and one for...

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IBS diet advice during lockdown

Has your diet changed during lockdown? Are you eating more because of boredom, loneliness or dislocation? Has your diet changed for the worst because of food shortages? Or have you been able to make any positive changes? We know that many of our members are struggling to get...

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Download your FREE Take Control of Your IBS guide

This month is IBS Awareness Month. It’s a time when we step up our efforts to raise awareness of IBS and the challenges people living with the condition face. With the recent coronavirus crisis, the team here at the charity believe it is more important than ever to continue our work raising...

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Top tips for staying at home and managing your IBS

Following the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives, we wanted to share our advice for staying at home and managing your IBS. Stay hydrated Drinking water regularly is important for your mental and physical health and can also help with...

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How to stay calm and manage your IBS well during these difficult times.

For some people with IBS, stress and anxiety may trigger their IBS symptoms. With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, it’s understandable that you may be feeling more stressed and anxious than normal. In this blog post, we explain how to stay calm and manage your IBS well during...

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FODMAPs explained

The low FODMAP diet has become a popular treatment option for people living with IBS. But what are FODMAPs? What does the diet involve and how effective is it? Julie Thompson, a FODMAP trained registered dietitian and medical adviser to The IBS Network, explains. What are...

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Do you have IBS and worry about not having access to a toilet when you most need one?

Do you have IBS and worry about not having access to a toilet when you most need one? If so, our RADAR key gives you independent access to more than 9,000 toilets in the UK, giving you peace of mind when you’re out and about. But what is a RADAR key, how does it work and where can you get one?...

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What are the symptoms of IBS?

What is IBS, what are the symptoms and what can you do to treat the condition? In our latest blog post we explain more. What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the name given to a longstanding condition consisting of frequent abdominal discomfort and bowel symptoms...

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