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Overview

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Urgent advice: When to seek medical advice

  • If you have difficulty swallowing or pain on swallowing
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Chest pain NOT associated with food but IS associated with exercise/exertion

Seek URGENT help if

  • You have black tarry poo
  • You are vomiting blood

Overview

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a non-life threatening long term and recurring disorder affecting the gut.

IBS often results in symptoms such as:

  • Bloating
  • Wind
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Stomach noises
  • Reflux
Information:

Research in the last 10 years has shown that as many as 75% of patients with IBS will improve their symptoms with the use of dietary changes.

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