Online clinic on bladder/bowel/IBS 2013

10-16Jul2013

From 10 - 16 July 2013 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Bowel Cancer UK, Bladder & Bowel Foundation, The IBS Network, CORE and ERIC to present an Online Clinic on bladder/bowel/IBS, sponsored by Buscopan IBS Relief and Dulcolax.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

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Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding bowel, bladder and IBS and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

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  • Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

    Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer with ...

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  • Dr Anton Emmanuel

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  • Debbie Gordon

    Independent Continence Specialist Physiotherapist

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  • Ann Moore

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Urology

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  • Dr Nick Read

    Gastroenterologist and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist

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  • Mr Julian Shah

    Consultant Urological Surgeon - MB ChB LRCP FRCS

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  • Julie Thompson

    Gastroenterology Specialist Dietitian - BSc (Hons) Dietetics

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CLINIC SPONSORS

Buscopan IBS Relief

Buscopan® IBS Relief* is the UK’s number 1 choice for IBS relief and trusted by people in more than 50 countries worldwide, to provide fast and effective relief from abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort of IBS.Buscopan® IBS Relief* is the UK’s number 1 choice for IBS relief and trusted by people in more than 50 countries worldwide, to provide fast and effective relief from abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort of IBS.

The abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort of IBS are caused by spasms in your digestive tract. Buscopan® IBS Relief has an antispasmodic action. It works by interrupting the signal which tells the muscles in your digestive tract to spasm. This relaxes the muscles in your digestive tract and releases the pain and the spasm, helping your digestive process to return to normal.

Buscopan® was first developed nearly 60 years ago and the active ingredient hyoscine butylbromide is derived from the duboisia plant. It’s gentle action on the stomach means you can take it even if you have a mild flare up and you can trust it to swiftly help relieve the discomfort of your abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort.

Buscopan IBS Relief is available to buy from most pharmacies and supermarkets.

*For medically confirmed IBS. Contains hyoscine butylbromide. Always read the label. Based on sales data.

Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules

COLPERMIN® IBS Relief Capsules contain natural peppermint oil – an effective treatment for a range of IBS symptoms.COLPERMIN® IBS Relief Capsules contain natural peppermint oil – an effective treatment for a range of IBS symptoms.

But with so many treatment options out there, why should you pick COLPERMIN® IBS Relief Capsules for your IBS?

With up to 20% of the population suffering from IBS, symptoms can vary from abdominal pain and cramps, to bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and excessive wind. COLPERMIN® IBS Relief Capsules gently but effectively tackles all these IBS symptoms.

Unlike other IBS treatments, Colpermin has a unique sustained-release format. This means that capsules provide targeted relief by releasing peppermint oil exactly where it’s needed in your gut and where IBS symptoms arise. This allows prolonged targeting of your symptoms to help restore your body’s inner balance.

If this is the first time you have suffered from these symptoms you should speak to your doctor before taking COLPERMIN ® IBS Relief Capsules. Always read the label. COLPERMIN® IBS Relief Capsules contain peppermint oil.

Dulcolax

Let’s talk constipation...

We all know when something doesn't feel right don't we?

You know what's normal for you, but we're all different. When you talk to other people about how you're feeling, you'll realise how much the symptoms vary too. Some people get a tummy ache, feel bloated or a bit sick – or even lose their appetite.

But if you're not having a poo as often as usual, you're straining or having difficulty passing a poo, this is known as constipation.

Most of the time, constipation is nothing to worry about and your body may return to it's normal rhythm within a few days but sometimes your digestive system might just need a helping hand.

CHARITY PARTNERS

Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We are passionate about making sure people know the symptoms and understand how important it is to go to their GP if they have concerns, so that bowel cancer can be ruled out or diagnosed quickly. We also encourage people to take part in screening and to improve their bowel health and stack the odds against the disease by making simple changes to their diet and lifestyle.

ERIC

ERIC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting children suffering from wetting and soiling problems and their families. Every year in the UK, nearly a million children struggle with wetting or soiling problems, but the very nature of the issue means it is often hidden and not talked about. Feeling unable to discuss what is happening, families often think they are the only ones coping day in and day out with the effects of a child with a wetting or soiling condition. ERIC is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of these problems and we offer information and support to help families manage or overcome them.

Bladder & Bowel Foundation

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK charity for people with bladder and bowel control problemsThe Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the only UK wide charity dedicated to helping people manage their continence needs as a result of both bladder and bowel control problems. B&BF provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions, as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals. The charity is passionate about raising awareness of these often hidden conditions and campaigns for better services, treatments and products by working with researchers, individuals and other related organisations. B&BF aims to make a real difference to the lives of those living with bladder and bowel control problems and will work towards delivering the kind of services that meet the needs of people affected.

The IBS Network

The IBS Network is the National charity supporting patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their families and carers.The IBS Network is the National charity supporting patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their families and carers. Founded in 1991 the Network offers help & information to both patients and Health Care Professionals on how to better manage symptoms of IBS through various publications, the IBS Network website and new online Self-Care Plan, advice from dietitians, expert medical telephone helplines, monthly newsletters, free online community forums and much more.

Core

Core is a national charity working to fight all diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. We work across three areas: supporting medical research that looks for cures and improved outcomes; providing evidence-based information to patients; and raising awareness of good digestive health and the diseases that affect the digestive system.