IBS Awareness Month – April 2023
This April, for IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) aims to raise awareness about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues.
It is estimated that 5% to 10% of the population worldwide suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), making it one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders.
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhoea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Other symptoms may also be present.
How you can get involved?
The more we work together to raise awareness for IBS, the greater our ability to impact positive outcomes, such as additional research, increased educational opportunities, and improved patient care. You can find out more, including accessing a toolkit to raise awareness about IBS by visiting the website: www.aboutIBS.org
Useful IBS information
Here are some useful articles relating to IBS from Hormone Health registered dietitian, Nigel Denby:
Foods to improve your gut health
Improving the health of your gut can benefit your physical health overall and also help to alleviate symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and painful bowel conditions.
Fibre is your best friend
Find out the importance of fibre in your diet, how much you need and which food you can get it from.