Life Tested Strategies for Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Is Your Abdominal Pain IBS-Related?

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting Emergency Services. It’s important that you tell your doctor about your abdominal pain as it can be related to a wide variety of conditions. Common causes of abdominal pain include

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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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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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What Are the Causes of IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a syndrome rather than a disease.  This means there is no known cause.  There are, however some theories in relation to what might be causing your Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Tracy Tutty Talks About Causes of IBS in this Video Tweet ...

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Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Studies suggest that many people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome feel that symptoms such as diarrhoea and bloating are improved after a course of probiotic supplements. In my experience, probiotics are a helpful remedy for IBS in some cases, but not in others. ...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Foods To Avoid

What Foods to Avoid With IBS? One of the most common questions I get asked is what foods to avoid with irritable bowel syndrome? A survey conducted by IBSResearchUpdate suggested the Top Twenty IBS trigger foods were: •    Spicy foods •    Fried and fatty foods •  ...

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These Symptoms Are Not IBS

The first step in your journey to digestive wellness is to work out exactly what it is that you have.  It's really important that other possibilities are ruled out. This is because other digestive disorders have similar symptoms to Irritable Bowel Syndrome,...

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How to Reduce Bloating

Bloating is one of the most common IBS symptoms reported with at least 66% of IBS sufferers experiencing it.   You're more likely to have it if you suffer with constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it's more common in women with IBS than men with IBS....

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