The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

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

July 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

July 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

June 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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