Nutrition in IBS should be individualised

Nutrition in IBS should be individualised The low FODMAP diet (fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols) has been shown to improve symptom management and quality of life in a number of patients with IBS. But is this type of elimination diet suitable for everyone?   There is a small percentage of patients where eating […]


INTEGRATED CARE IS BEST FOR IBS The world leaders in IBS research have come together and published a review paper on behavioural and diet therapies in integrated care for the IBS patient. The diet therapy part of the study reviews the low FODMAP diet as a treatment option in an integrated care model, supporting its […]

New & updated IBS management guidelines.

New & updated IBS management guidelines. Hot off the press in April 2021, Gut journal has published the latest guidelines for the management of IBS, commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). The last publication of these guidelines was in 2007 and this update has been much anticipated.   A diverse working group was […]

IBS – Some Facts

IBS – Some Facts 6 Facts about IBS As we come to the end of IBS Awareness Month, we thought we would share some interesting facts about this common but little understood condition. Up to 1 in 5 people may have IBS There is no single test For IBS The exact cause of IBS is […]

April is IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month Don’t Suffer Alone April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a fairly common digestive disorder that affects upto 20% of people. It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, wind, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and fatigue. Many people suffer in silence with IBS because they don’t realize that their […]

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)


April is IBS Awareness Month IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition of the digestive system.  Symptoms present are:  abdominal pain, stomach cramps, bloating, excessive wind, change in stool consistency or frequency (diarrhoea and/or constipation). For an IBS diagnosis IBS:You should have recurrent abdominal pain on average at least 1 day a week in the […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

irritable bowel syndrom

Irritable Bowel Syndrome What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal condition. It affects 1 in 5 of us on a daily basis. Abdominal pain, discomfort, wind, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, rumbling noises, fatigue, backache, nausea, depression and anxiety are all symptoms. The medical definition of IBS is recurrent […]