People often confuse IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). It’s easy to see why. They sound the same and some of the symptoms are the same – stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation. But they are actually very different conditions, with very different causes and treatments.
To mark Migraine Awareness Week, from 2nd to 8th September 2018, we’re asking the question, how well do we understand migraines and what causes them? What latest research is there between the link between IBS and migraines?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can have a profound effect on your life. If you are one of the 12 million or so people in the UK who suffer from the condition you may experience anything from mild to severe symptoms, including abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, constipation or a mix of the two.
“You’ll feel better for a good night’s sleep”, or so the saying goes. But is this just an Old Wives’ Tale or is there any truth in the idea that sleep may help in the treatment of illness, and in particular gastrointestinal disorders? Read this article to find out how poor sleep affects our gut…
One in five of us will suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point during our lives. No-one is quite sure what causes it but stress and diet are believed to play a key role.
If you’re suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, certain foods are likely to trigger your symptoms. Some foods are well known as possible triggers for IBS but others will be unique to you. Your symptoms may also get triggered when you are particularly stressed or when you experience certain emotions. They may improve after exercise or…
You know what it’s like… you are having a bad day, with work or domestic related pressures mounting, or the children running havoc. You sit down and start eating your meal but it’s a struggle to get the food down, and you end up with indigestion, bloating, reflux, or all three.
Having a digestive disorder can be a double whammy. Not only do you feel unwell but you can also feel uncomfortable discussing your symptoms. But we’re here to tell you that digestive disorders are very common and there are treatments available that can help.
‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Tis the season to be… bloated.” It’s a fact that most of us eat and drink far more than we should over the Christmas season. But our digestive system pays the price and one of the problems we can face is bloating.
If you’ve ever felt like your digestive system was trying to tell you something, you’re probably right. Our tummies talk to us in a language of their own. And if we don’t listen they can become increasingly persistent.