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With 1 in 3 people experiencing the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this common health complaint accounts for 10 per cent of visits to GP surgeries.  To coincide with the launch of its unique IBS Self Care Plan, The IBS Network, the national patient charity supporting people with IBS, is hosting an IBS Wellbeing Day in Sheffield on Saturday 16th November at The Circle, Rockingham Lane from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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“I see three patients every day with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome” says local Sheffield GP, Dr Marion Sloan.  “But although IBS is not a life threatening condition, it can have a serious impact on their life and wellbeing.  There may be no definite cure, but with information, guidance and support, people can learn to manage it’ ”

The IBS Wellbeing Day is a free drop-in event for anyone interested to find out more about IBS.  The day is being supported by the NHS in Sheffield and will include talks by experts, workshops and one-to-one sessions with local healthcare professionals.  There will be presentations on emotional wellbeing and diets for IBS, as well as demonstrations on cooking for IBS and a variety of techniques that can relax the bowel and ease pain.

The event is being kindly supported by Yakult UK Ltd, and a range of other manufacturers of health foods and medicines and organisations promoting therapies for IBS.  Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with the experts, sample products and join in a range of enjoyable and useful activities.

To find out more about the day visit www.theibsnetwork.org

For further information please contact:

Amelia Rippon 0114 272 3253  amelia@theibsnetwork.org

  

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