IBS: post modern medical nemesis.
The history of medicine over the last 100 years has been nothing short of miraculous. The diseases that used to kill millions: smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, typhus, cholera, pneumonia have all … Continue reading
When it all becomes too much.
Jenny was waiting outside in the street when I arrived, enjoying one last cigarette. Even though we had only communicated by email, I recognised the tragedy etched on her face. … 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
Take back control of your life.
Illness is much more than a matter of bodily symptoms, it is a state of mind. When we are ill, we feel helpless. We cannot look after ourselves and so … Continue reading
Health: luck or a matter of choice?
When I was a medical student in the nineteen sixties, the diseases we studied were the old ones, the infections: syphilis, tuberculosis, smallpox, poliomyelitis, diphtheria. We never see those now; … Continue reading