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Read all the latest articles relating to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and The IBS Network.

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What is happening in Britain's public toilets? Monday 31st July 2017

Yours article 

Spending a penny has never been such a troublesome business. Find yourself needingto go in any town, city or village and chances are you won’t find a public loo.  That’s because between 2010 and 2013, one in seven public toilets h...

A combination of therapies to help IBS Monday 3rd July 2017

Boots webmd article

When you've got irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you'll often try anything to make the symptoms go away.

Although diet is the front line in symptom management there are other alternative,complementary therapies which...

How to live well with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Friday 23rd June 2017

Free From Heaven artcicle

Results have shown that in around 70% of people with IBS, a low FODMAP diet has resulted in a reduction in symptoms. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) recommends that low FODMAP dietary advice can be considered as second line advice whi...

Living with IBS Thursday 1st June 2017

Training Matters article

Irritable bowel syndrome is debilitating, distressing and usually lifelong but pharmacy staff can help people with the condition manage their symptoms

IBS: diagnosis, treatment and management Thursday 1st June 2017

Gastroenterology Today article

According to NICE, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect between 10 – 20% of the UK population at any one time, equating to around 12 million people.

Challenging the diagnosis of IBS Sunday 7th May 2017

The Hippocratic Post article

Doctors often find it challenging to make a positive diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which affects at least one in five people at some point in their lives.

Living and looking for Lavatories Tuesday 2nd May 2017

It may be a turn of the stomach, a nervous flutter, a morning coffee or a sudden, unpredictable rush. You may look for a sign, if you are lucky enough to live in a society where they are readily available. There may or may not be a queue, often depending on the room of your gender. You may loo...

How to support your partner with IBS Thursday 27th April 2017

Female first article

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common disorder of the gut and affects roughly 15% of the population with many still undiagnosed. It can be a difficult and sensitive topic to discuss, so if your partner has IBS here’s a few tips on...

Lets Stop side stepping The IBS 'Poo Taboo' Wednesday 12th April 2017

Huffington Post article 

April 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 aro...

Top Ten tips Thursday 6th April 2017

Tips to help relieve your IBS

As part of IBS Awareness Month this April, The IBS Network has put together tips on how to help relieve your symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

How to talk about your IBS with Diarrhoea Sunday 2nd April 2017

Boots WebMD Article

If your IBS means you are constantly rushing off to the toilet with diarrhoea it can be embarrassing to talk about it.

If your work colleagues and friends have more information about your condition they'd be able to understand your a...

Understanding IBS :bugs, brains and leaky barriers Thursday 16th March 2017

Research indicates that there are multiple causes for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome,and that most of them may involve the microbiome.

Food for thought: how pharmacy teams can advise Thursday 1st December 2016

How pharmacy teams can advise and support patients with gastrointestinal symptoms

Up to 86 per cent of all British adults have experienced some form of gastrointestinal problem or ailment in the previous year, according to Mintel. Stress was the most likely cont...

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