“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?
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.
Men die, on average, six years younger than women for reasons that are believed to be largely preventable. Through the course of their lifetime, men experience worse long-term health than women despite enjoying a more privileged position in many societies.
The idea that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is linked to stress is not new. A growing body of evidence shows that there is a link between IBS and stress or anxiety, although this is not the same as saying IBS is all in the mind.
From first experiencing symptoms to receiving a positive diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) takes an average of four years in the UK. Why so long?