The Irritable Bowel Stigma
Many of you, the people who suffer with IBS, tell me that you feel your illness to be a stigma, a mark of shame that sets you apart from other … Continue reading
When Poo is Taboo.
Harwich for the continent. Sheffield for the incontinent ! Way back in the dark ages when I was responsible for carrying out anorectal function tests on patients with diarrhea and … Continue reading
Sex and The Irritable Bowel
‘My IBS seems to flare up after I have had intercourse. It has put me off the whole idea of sex. How can I deal with this?’ Sex and food … Continue reading
IBS. What’s in a Name?
When The Queen successfully discovered the name of the manipulative goblin, Rumplestiltskin, she was instantly relieved of her promise to give him her first born child. Naming a thing gives … Continue reading
It is not always what is so, but what you think is so
As I have commented on many posts in this blog, IBS is a condition that has no clear cause and no specific cure, but is often instigated by a traumatic … Continue reading
Capturing Clouds. Hunting for evidence for IBS
How is it that scientists can eradicate infectious disease, cure cancer and reverse strokes but have not idea on what causes or how to treat my IBS?’ All we know … Continue reading
Why do more women get IBS?
The answer to the question partly depends on how IBS is defined. IBS is not a disease that has a definite cause and pathology. It cannot be defined objectively. It … Continue reading