The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS: many diseases awaiting discovery or another bowel upset?

What do we know about IBS? The answer is surprisingly little. There is no definitive cause, no specific pathology and no single effective treatment. It is and always was a … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The things that happen: childhood trauma and IBS later in life.

Two weeks ago I received a letter from Judith.  This led to the following correspondence, which, with her permission, I have reproduced here with just a few minor edits.  Over … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

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

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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