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BBC Breakfast - Talking therapy delivered over the phone can improve IBS
Saturday 13th April 2019
The IBS Network's chief executive Alison Reid was interviewed on BBC Breakfast about how talking therapies delivered over the phone or online can help people with IBS.
What it's like to be a student with IBS - The National Student
Friday 12th April 2019
For IBS Awareness Month The National Student featured a feature about what it is like to be a student with IBS and how to manage the condition at university.
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How IBS affects my life - journalist shares experiences for awareness month
Wednesday 10th April 2019
In IBS Awareness Month, Yorkshire Post journalist Laura Drysdale shares her own experience of the living with the condition and explores some of the support in this region.
What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? - Huffington Post
Monday 8th April 2019
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. HuffPost UK looks at the common triggers for IBS and treatments offered.
Helping sufferers cope with IBS - Sheffield Telegraph
Thursday 4th April 2019
A condition seen by many as stigmatising people is receiving vital support from a charity aiming to give gift aid to sufferers.
IBS Charity Praises National Rail For Scrapping Toilet Fees At Busiest Stations
Monday 1st April 2019
There’s nothing worse than arriving at a train station, desperate for the loo, only to discover you don’t have enough cash to get through the barriers.
Sheffield based charity, The IBS Network, breaking the ‘poo taboo’ and helping thousands of IBS suff
Thursday 1st March 2018
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is a condition that affects thousands of people in the South Yorkshire area alone and around 12 million people across the UK, but many sufferers are often too embarrassed to talk about it. The IBS Network, the natio...
How to treat bowel incontinence
Wednesday 31st January 2018
Bowel incontinence (or faecal incontinence) is undeniably a difficult subject to talk about. Despite being very common, the problem tends to be stigmatised, with many sufferers failing to mention it to their medical practitioner.
How to treat IBS without medication
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common long-term condition, affecting around 12 million people in the UK. Typically causing abdominal pain and altered bowel movements, its symptoms vary between individuals, and can ...
Whats the difference between IBS and IBD?
Tuesday 16th January 2018
In some respects, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) are easy conditions to confuse. On top ...
Collabro competition winner announced!
Monday 27th November 2017
In November, we ran a competition for one lucky person to win two VIP ‘Meet and Greet’ tickets to attend the Collabro concert in Sheffield on Friday 1 December. We are delighted to announce that Jennifer aTwitter follower, is the lucky winner. She will be attending w...
Ways to calm your nervous tummy
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Almost three-quarters of people with irritable bowel syndrome say that stress is a trigger, according to a recent survey from University College Cork.
What role for the experts?
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Irritable bowel syndrome describes a group of symptoms which consistently arise together. Whilst it is characterised by the absence of well-defined symptoms and investigation results, in the absence of sinister pathology, the Rome criteria, whi...
Wednesday 25th October 2017
BBC 3 Counties
Listen to our radio interview with Matthew Chaddock about toilet mapping.
Do women have more stomach problems than men?
Thursday 12th October 2017
Is gut health a gendered issue? On the face of things, this may sound like a strange question – you can suffer from GI issues no matter which bathroom you're using. However, there are certain key differences between the sexes that can affect the plumbing problems you...
The 'poo girl' mapping toilets for IBS
Wednesday 4th October 2017
BBC 5 Live
Watch Lauren our advsiory board member talk about toilet mapping
IBS the symptoms and how to speak to your doctor about it
Thursday 7th September 2017
The Irish News
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can be thoroughly unpleasant.
To mark Love Your Gut Week 2017, Love Your Gut is working with partners, including The IBS Network, to ...
What is happening in Britain's public toilets?
Monday 31st July 2017
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 have been close...
A combination of therapies to help IBS
Monday 3rd July 2017
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 may hel...
How to live well with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Friday 23rd June 2017
Free From Heaven
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 which ...
Living with IBS
Thursday 1st June 2017
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
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
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
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 around 12 m...
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
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 act...
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...
Radio 5 Live
Wednesday 26th October 2016
In case you missed it here's where we appeared on radio 5 live.
You can listen to the full radio interview discussing IBS here with: