The best person to treat your IBS
From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery … Continue reading
The enigma of probiotics for IBS. Should you decide?
My friend and colleague, Julie Thompson and her collaborators from The British Dietetic Association, have recently published a systematic analysis on the role of probiotics in IBS. In a recent … Continue reading
The ‘ravelled sleeve of care; how sleep affects IBS
Sleep disturbance affects about a third of the American population, but is particularly common in patients diagnosed with IBS. As many as 74% of people with IBS characterise themselves as … Continue reading
Can similar changes in the microbiome lead to both IBS and colon cancer?
I subscribe to ‘The Conversation’ and usually scan through its contents every morning. This post by Bradley Meehan, PhD researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University … Continue reading
Drugs for IBS: are they any good?
The mass production of penicillin in the nineteen forties heralded a revolution in medicine. Not only could infections be cured but protection from the risks of infection allowed permitted critical … Continue reading