The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Does you doctor always know best or can you sort something out between you?

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines, of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can you get the best out of your doctor in eight minutes?

Ready!  Steady!  Go!   You’re on Countdown!  The clock’s ticking and you’ve got just eight minutes to explain your life with IBS and get the help that you need. It may … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

When you and your doctor should be concerned.

  A woman came up to me at The Allergy and Free-from Show recently.  She looked embarrassed and deeply unhappy.  ‘Sometimes when I get an urge to go to the … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stuck; when your bowels take over your life.

Stephen is stuck.  He is just 20 years old, but his life is controlled by his bowels.  He has seen the experts, been scoped, scanned, his body fluids have been … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 12 Comments

‘Twas the clinic before Christmas

It had been a long clinic. It was already six o’clock and I wanted to go home when the nurse came in and said she was sorry but I had … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Case for Columbo

I receive many letters on The IBS Network website (Ask Prof Nick) from people tormented daily and often for years by their abdominal pain, bloating and bowel upset.  Although Susie’s … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

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