Blog: April 2010

IBS can make you anxious

Worries about not being near a loo causes anxiety, which in turn makes IBS worse. Treat the anxiety and you will be out and about again soon. read more

Added on 28.04.2010

Size 12 is now considered a Plus size!

But size 12 is healthy, slim, normal. And Dr Alex Yellowlees of the Glasgow Priory agrees. He believes that thinking size 12 is outsize is unhealthy. read more

Added on 26.04.2010

IBS has similarities with gut bacterial overgrowth

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis. The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are similar to those of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. A study by Dr Mark Pimentel and colleagues set out to see whether overgrowth is associated with irritable bowel syndrome and whether treatment of overgrowth reduces patient's intestinal complaints. They found that after treatment with antibiotics, half of IBS sufferers from both IBS and overgrowth, the IBS symptoms disappeared. The overgrowth test can be done in doctors' surgeries.

Added on 21.04.2010

Healthy or unhealthy weight control strategies

One of my clients the other day told me that she had been on a diet for 30 years on and off, but was stubbornly one stone overweight. read more

Added on 14.04.2010

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