Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common digestive conditions, affecting millions of people throughout the UK.
It’s characterised by bloating, discomfort and changes in the frequency and type of bowel movements (poos) you have.
If you think you might have IBS, or have recently been diagnosed with the condition, speak to a doctor online now for expert advice on managing your condition.See a Doctor About Your IBS
The exact causes of IBS aren’t understood, but it’s thought to be related to the bacteria that live in your gut. Certain food groups can trigger symptoms in those with the condition, but these tend to differ from person to person and no two cases are exactly the same.
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There’s also a link between IBS and mental health, with anxiety, depression and a variety of other mental conditions known to contribute to the severity of symptoms.
Our GPs have a wealth of experience treating digestive disorders like IBS. While the condition’s likely to be with you for life, it doesn’t have to dictate what you can and can’t do.
There’s a number of steps you can take to manage the condition and minimise its impact on your day-to-day life and our doctors can provide expert advice on identifying likely triggers for your symptoms and phasing them out.
If you suspect you’ve got IBS, or have recently been diagnosed with it, get the expert advice you need - talk to a doctor online now:See a Doctor About Your IBS