Blog

The Daily Rituals That Help My IBS

This week's guest post is from Jo Coates, who writes all about the challenges of living with IBS on her blog, jocoates.co.uk. She's written a piece specially for The IBS Network all about the little things she does on a daily basis to manage her...

Read More

What are the symptoms of IBS?

When people think of irritable bowel syndrome, they usually assume it only affects the bowel and stomach, but IBS can affect much more than just your gut. The really characteristic symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. For some that might mean constipation, or IBS-C, while...

Read More

It’s Almost Competition Time!

It's not just Christmas we're excited about at The IBS Network, our lovely Ambassador - Thomas Redgrave - has been kind enough to donate three tickets to the finale of Collabro's tour, The Road to the Albert Hall. With four top 20 albums and three...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Learning to Love Food Again

When food can send you rushing to the toilet or cause griping abdominal pain, it can be easy to develop a negative relationship. Those with IBS often have to avoid certain triggers, so eating out or cooking can be tricky. But once you have a better understanding of your triggers and are...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Managing Changing Symptoms

Once you’re a bit further on in your IBS journey, you might start to think you’ve cracked it. But sometimes, even your winning formula will fail and you’ll have a flare-up. For those who are used to being in control of their condition, these flare-ups and the uncertainty of what caused...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Travelling With IBS

As we looked at in our previous post, controlling stress is one of the main ways to manage IBS. While going on holiday is a treat, the change in routine coupled with new foods can be the perfect recipe for an IBS flare up. To talk more about travel, stress and IBS, lifestyle and travel blogger...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Managing Stress

While different foods and treatments may work differently depending on your IBS, the one thing everyone with IBS can do to minimise symptoms is to manage stress. The vagus nerve directly connects the gut and the brain. When you’re feeling stressed more messages from the gut reach the brain,...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Balancing Self-Care and Support

At The IBS Network, we’re lucky enough to have volunteers from across the medical and academic spectrum. As part of the Self-Care Week series, one of our volunteers Lauren White shares her personal perspective on the extent to which self-care means going it alone. A researcher at the...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Trying Different IBS Treatments

Treating IBS isn’t as simple as taking a pill; it’s a combination of considering diet, lifestyle and sometimes medication to help control symptoms. What makes it even trickier is that the condition varies so much between individuals; what works for one person might not work for...

Read More

Self-Care Week Series: Trying Different Diets

Some of the most frequent questions we get here at The IBS Network are “What should I eat?”, “Can you send me a list of foods?”. Though they might seem like easy questions, unfortunately there’s not a simple answer. IBS varies so much from person to person that what might be a trigger...

Read More

To Read More Join today to access Members' Exclusive Content
Join Login Donate