Archive for May, 2011

How does your bowel work?

How does your bowel work?

Digestive System

Knowing how the bowel works can help you to understand more about why you might have irritable bowel syndrome or any other digestive system disorder. Here we look at the function of the gut and what goes on inside as you digest your food and it passes along from one end to the other!

By May 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

If you experience any symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (abdominal pains, loose stools, cramps) it is best to have it properly diagnosed to rule out more sinister illnesses. Here we explain what tests are performed during your IBS diagnosis and what the results might mean.

By May 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
What is an Elimination Diet?

What is an Elimination Diet?

Going on an elimination diet was the first step in helping me to control my irritable bowel syndrome. Here I briefly describe what is involved.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Is fruit good if you have IBS?

Is fruit good if you have IBS?

Does fruit affect ibs symptoms? Here I check various different ones with surprising results.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Can meat or fish irritate your bowel?

Can meat or fish irritate your bowel?

I was surprised that fatty meat increased my symptoms. Most were fine but it was worth checking out.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Be careful with your fibre intake

Be careful with your fibre intake

At first people with constipation assume they should be eating more fibre in their diet. However if you have irritable bowel syndrome then too much fibre or the wrong type of fibre can worsen your symptoms.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Carbohydrates and starch can cause IBS symptoms

Carbohydrates and starch can cause IBS symptoms

Wheat especially wholegrain can cause bloating. I was surprised that starch had a worse effect on my symptoms.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Are some vegetables better than others?

Are some vegetables better than others?

Some vegetables are more fibrous than others and therefore harder to digest. This could be causing some of your symptoms

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
What drinks cause IBS symptoms?

What drinks cause IBS symptoms?

Can a simple drink increase your symtoms? I found it did. Coffee is a stimulant and certainly stimulated my bowel!

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Effect of Dairy Products on IBS

Effect of Dairy Products on IBS

Dairy contains lactose which many people can not digest. A lot of IBS sufferers find that dairy especially milk and cheese is a problem for them.

By May 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →