Life Tested Strategies for Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Stress Can Make Your IBS Symptoms Worse

November is National Stress Awareness Month in the UK. Not only does stress affect our psychological well-being, it can also wreak havoc when you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We feel stressed whenever we decide something is a threat. This sets off a unique mind and body response which arms our muscles with oxygenated blood, clears our focus in the moment and prepares us to fight or flee. Unfortunately, when this stress response continues for a long period of time, it’s inflammatory nature can affect our health, particularly our digestive system.

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GP Guidelines on IBS

The National Institute of Health Care and Excellence (NICE) provides guidance to the NHS in relation to best practice in patient care. In February 2008, NICE issued guidance to the NHS on treating adults who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These GP guidelines on IBS are due to be revised in March 2015.
NICE guidelines [CG61] You can access those guidelines here

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How Do You Get Diarrhoea

The Greeks had a certain poetry to their descriptions when they named diarrhoea after it’s most famous property – that of flowing through.

Diarrhoea or Diarhea as it is sometimes spelt can be caused by a variety of things. This mindmap shares the most common causes.

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Low FODMAP Diet May Improve IBS Symptoms

Researchers at Monash University have devised a low FODMAP diet which may help to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These foods have been chosen because they contain particular types of carbohydrate which are harder to breakdown and absorb in the small intestine, and they are more easily fermented in your gut.

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Introduction to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What You Need to Know About IBS

I’ve created a mindmap that introduces you to the basics of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is what you need to know in order to start your healing journey or to help somebody who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
In this mindmap, we talk about: (1) what Irritable Bowel Syndrome is, (2) what the symptoms are, when you absolutely must visit your doctor; and (3) the 3 things that you can focus on right now to begin your healing journey

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