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

Suicide caused by IBS, but did the system let her down?

  On the 5th March, 2013, The Southern Daily Echo, based in Southampton reported the inquest on a 25-year-old Hampshire woman, who committed suicide after struggling to overcome irritable bowel … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 6 Comments

It may be shocking, but does your doctor understand your IBS?

Sam Bearfoot, who blogs and broadcasts on UK Health Radio as The Digestion Detective, wrote last week to say how much she enjoyed The IBS Network’s 25th Anniversary Event, ‘IBS, … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

IBS: The Patients’ Perspective

‘Illness is a language, the body is representation and medicine is a political practice.’    Bryan S. Turner, The Body and Society.  The Irritable Bowel Syndrome is still regarded by … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

My doctor never listens; he tells me it’s just IBS ……

My doctor never listens to me.  He tells me it’s just IBS.  There is nothing seriously wrong and I must learn to live with it.  The tablets he prescribes never … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

More Than A Public Inconvenience

Nicky wrote to us recently. ‘On radio Sheffield this morning – a new consultation about closing 5 of the remaining public toilets in Sheffield to save money. Will the IBS Network … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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