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Irritable bowel syndrome

Gut & digestion
January 3, 2020

IBS – foods to avoid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the digestive system, and which causes abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea and bloating. Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes IBS, one of the contributing factors is diet, and there are certain foods which can make your symptoms worse.
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Gut & digestion
December 8, 2017

Treat IBS without medication

Your favourite treats have left you constipated and bloated with excruciating cramps and regret. “Why did I eat all those things?” you wonder. Unfortunately, some foods just hit our digestive tracts the wrong way and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the price we pay. Understanding the triggers of tummy troubles will help you cope. Irritable bowel syndrome, known as IBS or spastic colon, can be a major source of discomfort. Symptoms include irregular diarrhoea, stomach cramps, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain that intensify throughout the day. Know your layers The small intestine in your stomach makes up about 60% of…
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Gut & digestion
December 8, 2017

Relief for irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the digestive system. You may have abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, or both. People who suffer from this disorder have a heightened sensitivity of the gut. More common in women, IBS causes spasms in the colon; with pain and wind in the stomach too. Causes for IBS Your digestive system has rhythmic muscular contractions. When these become irregular, it interferes with the normal movement of food and waste; which results in a build-up of mucus and toxins. This process is not due to a single disease-process, though. According to research from the…
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Gut & digestion
October 27, 2017

What is Irritable Bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects your large intestine (colon), causing abdominal discomfort. Despite these uncomfortable signs and symptoms, IBS doesn't cause permanent damage to your colon. Causes and Triggers of IBS Triggers for IBS can range from gas or pressure on your intestines to certain foods, medications or emotions. Many people find their symptoms worsen when they eat certain foods. For instance, chocolate, milk and alcohol might cause constipation or diarrhoea. Likewise, fizzy drinks and certain fruit and vegetables can also lead to bloating and discomfort in some people who have IBS. Most people with…
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Healthy Lifestyle
June 11, 2014

Our top 8 Hello Doctor tips

We’re all about giving you actionable health tips, and over the past year we’ve posted hundreds! We’ve covered everything from male and female health, exercise, nutrition and pregnancy to chronic health conditions and more! These are our Top 8 Health Tips, based on feedback you’ve given us on social media. What’s your favourite Hello Doctor tip? (more…)
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Gut & digestion
June 2, 2014

10 Symptoms of gluten intolerance

Does eating a pizza leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable? Do you often struggle with headaches, migraines and other symptoms like heartburn? The answer, it turns out, could be sitting on your plate. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and around 1 in 10 people have an intolerance to it. Could you be one of them? If you battle with any combination of these symptoms, then you could be gluten intolerant. To be sure though, speak to your doctor about getting tested. The main symptoms are: Feeling bloated and uncomfortable, especially when you eat bread, pasta…
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Gut & digestion
January 14, 2014

How does your diet affect irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common condition which can cause episodes of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, it’s thought that much of the problem is due to a highly sensitive gastro-intestinal system. Stress, certain foods (such as caffeine, spicy foods and red meat), insufficient water intake and inactivity all seem to contribute to episodes. (more…)
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