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On this page, we are publishing the latest news, studies, information and articles about IBS. Please check back regularly for updates.

We try to link only to responsibly published and researched information. However, please bear in mind these are provided for information only and we cannot vouch for the accuracy, credibility or accuracy of the information on other websites. See your doctor if you have questions. 


Relaxation breathing after eating may help your IBS

“Never underestimate the positive effect of deep breathing (diaphragmatic breathing) on the gut,” writes expert gastro-dietitian Jennifer Ryan.



Research suggests that CBD shows promise in managing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Inflammation is one of the main triggers of IBS, and thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, it is thought to help treat pain and associated symptoms of IBS.



IBS is linked to poor eating habits and the way your gut metabolises carbs

A new study shows that the severity of your IBS may be linked to the amount of junk food in your diet and the way your gut metabolises carbs - this article is quite technical but very interesting. 



Why is your IBS worse in the mornings? 

For many people, IBS tends to be worse in the morning. When you wake up, the motility of your large intestines increases. This can lead to IBS. And stress, which affects your gut motility, might also play a factor.



Are IBS and PCOS linked?

IBS is a gastrointestinal condition whilst PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is an endocrine disorder, connected with hormones. But scientists now think that there may be a link between the two and have been looking at how female hormones interact with IBS and both are affected by inflammation. 



Would you use tarantulas to help with your IBS?

In a new study, researchers identify a new potential source of relief for IBS sufferers: a molecule derived from spider venom. In experiments with mice, they found that one dose could stop symptoms associated with IBS pain.



Patients found their IBS worsened during pandemic

         A small study found that the COVID-19 crisis increased stress, anxiety, depression and abdominal pain in individuals with IBS.

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New guidance for doctors on diagnosing and managing IBS

In The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Dr. Brian Lacy and colleagues presented the first-ever American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) clinical guideline for the management of IBS. 



How a small dose of anti-depressants might help your IBS

A dose ten times smaller than is used for mood disorders is thought to work directly on the nerves in the bowel.



Can yoga help your IBS symptoms?

Nine poses to try that are said to help digestive health



CBD for IBS - does it work?

Some people believe it does, especially during flare-ups, because it has anti-inflammatory qualities. 



Is IBS an 'allergic' reaction in the gut?

New research suggests that IBS sufferers have 'different' immune systems and the problem may be allergy related.



IBS and the menstrual cycle

Premenopausal women with IBS may suffer from fluctuating symptoms during different phases of the menstrual cycle, which correlates with the fluctuations in their sex hormones' level.




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