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by Julie Thompson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS changes
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: IBS changes

Hi japelrum6 IBS symptoms can vary over time. But during my work as an advisor for the IBS Network, I always recommend that any changes to your usual symptoms of IBS should be investigated by your doctor. If your recent treatment has not been effective in helping your symptoms, I would advise you to...
by Julie Thompson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Chronic right side pain
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Chronic right side pain

Hi Sarah12 For a diagnosis of IBS specific tests would need to be completed before that diagnosis can be given and it is essential that the tests are done to make sure that you are not having symptoms because of another cause. I would advise you to check you have had tests to exclude other causes of...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: Mild IBS diagnosed. ?
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Mild IBS diagnosed. ?

Hi You will need more information about your functional medicine practitioner to know if this is a definite, safe diagnosis. Sometimes complementary therapists do use these terms such as functional to describe themselves and their practice. Complementary therapists are not qualified to diagnose comp...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS and Diverticulosis
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: IBS and Diverticulosis

Hi Diverticulosis and IBS is a very challenging situation - the advice for diverticulosis is to have a high fibre diet but unfortunately following this advice can ramp up symptoms of IBS. The low fodmap diet can be useful for some people in your situation - but it is vital to include high fibre cont...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Ileostomy
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Ileostomy

Hi Clara Glen Have you seen a doctor with your symptoms? Constipation with an ileostomy would be unusual - and these symptoms, if also accompanied by pain, vomiting or alterations to your stoma need a medical review, perhaps with a colorectal surgeon. Severe symptoms and if you can keep your fluid i...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: frequency of normal consistency
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: frequency of normal consistency

Hi eddswitts44 It is difficult to say without more information I'm afraid. What I would recommend is asking your GP to refer you to a dietitian who can complete a full assessment and give you more advice on what can be helpful, if you want to explore the effects of diet. Dietary fibre is essential t...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Inconsistent Diarrhea
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Inconsistent Diarrhea

Hi emiedo Yes, we have a small amount of evidence that IBS does run in families, but what we don't have a good deal of evidence of is whether this is related to a genetic marker or whether it is an environment problem. Families do tend to have similar diets and similar lifestyles. It is perhaps rele...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Repeated Diarrhoea
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Repeated Diarrhoea

Hi While your symptoms are very suggestive of anxiety or stress-related symptoms, which can affect your bowel function, it is imperative to have a medical diagnosis of your problem. I would suggest going to your GP to discuss your symptoms and have a couple of simple blood tests to ensure that your ...
by Julie Thompson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Constipation

Hi Annette It is very common for people to have altered bowel function after bariatric surgery. It is challenging to achieve advised healthy fibre intake due to the reduced volume of food that is eaten at any one-time. Fluid intake is also essential, but not without fibre - laxatives are frequently ...
by Julie Thompson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: diarrhoea
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: diarrhoea

Hi Albertsgirl Yes IBS affects 10-15% of the UK population and about a third of those will have diarrhoea. Please check the IBS Network self-care programme - this gives you information about what treatments you might find useful for your symptoms and lots of information about what you could find hel...
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