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The different causes of constipation and the way different laxatives work. And some tips on using the loo! read more

Added on 02.09.2016

Hypnosis treats IBS symptoms effectively

Hypnosis is very effective in treating IBS symptoms. It is recommended by NICE and research shows 70% success rate. Definitely worth a try then. read more

Added on 15.01.2015

IBS sufferers. Don't limit your food types!

Limiting what you eat can seem like a way to control your IBS symptoms, like bloating, diarrhoea or pain. But it makes it worse. read more

Added on 08.03.2014

IBS is not just one thing

IBS is a complex of different symptoms without physical damage to your gut. read more

Added on 03.11.2011

Get an IBS diagnosis first

The symptoms of IBS are not exclusive to IBS. Getting a doctor's diagnosis means other illnesses can be ruled out. read more

Added on 25.07.2011

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

Gastroenteritis can trigger IBS

Researchers in Spain and Britain have found that IBS is higher where food poisoning has occurred. See your doctor if you have a gut infection. read more

Added on 04.03.2010

IBS has many symptoms, so diagnosis can be difficult

There are lots of possible symptoms of IBS. Here is a list of possible IBS symptoms. read more

Added on 15.01.2010

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