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Search found 94 matches
by Julie Thompson
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Bowel and bladder
Topic: Bloating
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Bloating

Hi Sharon I am sorry you are experiencing bloating again. Firstly, if this is a new symptom it is better to see your GP to get checked out. It is better not to assume it is IBS that is causing the bloating, particularly if you have had a number of years without the symptom. You can read some informa...
by Julie Thompson
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Bowel and bladder
Topic: Stomach pains
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Stomach pains

Hi Ally I am sorry that your sister has difficult symptoms. I can perhaps direct you to information so you can learn more and support your sister if she wishes you to help. Please see Guts UK symptoms page here https://gutscharity.org.uk/advice-and-information/symptoms/ for further information. It i...
by Julie Thompson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: bowel movement
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: bowel movement

Hi friday85 Some more detail about diet and lifestyle - you can try linseeds/flaxseeds or chia seeds - a tablespoon can be added to breakfast cereal, soup or salads but please do ensure that you drink a cup of fluid when you have it to help the fibre move through the bowel. A really useful fruit to ...
by Julie Thompson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: IBS and diverticulosis
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: IBS and diverticulosis

Hi Nadiarib Please see the how to increase good gut bacteria post for the answer to the question about how to increase good bacteria naturally. Also the answer to the question about does IBS cause autoimmune disease is also answered by the post titled IBS and autoimmune correlation. Kind regards Julie
by Julie Thompson
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: IBS and Autoimmune correlation
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

Re: IBS and Autoimmune correlation

Hi Nadiarab Thank you for your question. IBS does not cause autoimmune conditions or diseases - however it has been noticed in one study that people who suffer from autoimmune conditions also can sometimes have symptoms of IBS. This is a possible connection but much more research is needed to establ...
by Julie Thompson
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: How to increase good gut bacteria
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Re: How to increase good gut bacteria

Hi Nadiarab Thank you for your question. There is a lot of information on line about various means of increasing the good bacteria in the gut - but generally the best way to do this is to include a good variety of fruits and vegetables and wholegrain foods in the diet (as many different ones as you ...
by Julie Thompson
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 3
Views: 2150

Re: Constipation

Hi catz1963 I see the difficulty here now you have explained more and I understand the reason for your constipation. It might be worth seeing if you can get a referral to a diabetes dietitian who can give you advice with regards to the insulin resistance and recommend a balanced approach to your die...
by Julie Thompson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: IBS and diverticulosis
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: IBS and diverticulosis

Hi Thank you for your question. Neither IBS or diverticulosis can cause weight gain or make it more difficult to lose weight - there is no evidence to suggest this. Although IBS can result in fatigue and tiredness, which may make it more difficult to be motivated to take more exercise, perhaps. Havi...
by Julie Thompson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Diverticulitis
Replies: 1
Views: 2019

Re: Diverticulitis

Hi Thank you for your enquiry. I think it is important to know the terminology for diverticular as this can be quite confusing and it is important to know if you have diverticulitis - which is an infection in the pockets of the bowel or diverticular disease, which is where the pockets are in the bow...
by Julie Thompson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Looking for further help
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Re: Looking for further help

Hi Thank you for your question. If symptoms are worsening as you get older it is worth considering whether you have developed another condition but this would mean that the symptoms should be checked again by your doctor to make sure that they are not caused by something else. There are a number of ...
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