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Top tips for good gut health

This week (16 to 22 September) is Love Your Gut Week which highlights the importance of good gut health and encourages people to talk about their own gut health.

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Bloating and IBS

Bloating is one of the symptoms of IBS. It can be painful and uncomfortable, but what causes it? And what can you do to alleviate the symptoms? Find out more here. What is bloating? Bloating is a sensation of increased abdominal pressure. Many people with IBS, but not all,...

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Access free and reliable IBS advice from NHS specialist dietitians

Marianne Williams, specialist gastroenterology community dietitian, explains how Somerset NHS dietitians have made it free and easy for people with IBS to access reliable specialist IBS advice including the Low FODMAP Diet. How the story unfolded Our community dietetic team...

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Does your IBS hold you back from new adventures?

Planning a trip away when you have IBS can be a huge challenge, not to mention being very stressful. Here are our top travel tips to help you feel more confident and comfortable travelling this summer. Prepare in advance Most people would agree that they don’t look forward to...

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Are you looking to volunteer with The IBS Network?

It’s Volunteers’ Week, a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here at The IBS Network we rely on our team of dedicated volunteers to help us to support the millions of people in the UK who have IBS. We wanted to say a...

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Meet our new support group leader

Admitting you have IBS to others can be difficult and embarrassing. Vicky Harris, our IBS support group leader in Forest Hill, London, is speaking out to help others with the condition. This is the first time I have admitted that I have IBS. A few people know I have the condition but they...

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IBS and mental health

Does your mental health have an impact on your IBS? Does being stressed and anxious trigger a flare up? And, if so, how can you better manage it? In this post for Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) we explain more. IBS is closely linked with stress and anxiety. It can fluctuate according...

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Why I trained to become a support group leader

Matthew Chaddock has been running The IBS Network support group in Leeds for more than six years. In this blog post Matt explains why he trained as a support group leader and shares his advice for anyone thinking of training. Why did you become a support group leader? I...

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Managing IBS on the road

As part of musical theatre group, Collabro, Thomas Redgrave spends a lot of his time on the road. In this blog post, Thomas talks honestly about managing his IBS with travel and a hectic work schedule, and how sticking to non-trigger foods takes all his willpower. Being on the road with IBS...

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Do you want to speak to a specialist healthcare professional about your IBS?

Are you struggling with your IBS and want to talk to a specialist healthcare professional? Members of The IBS Network have full access to our medical support helpline which is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. If you have a medical question or would like help...

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