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A.Vogel Talks IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Find out all you need to know about IBS and how to combat those dreaded symptoms!

IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. Here at A.Vogel Talks IBS, our digestive health expet Ali Cullen explains what this means and discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of IBS. A better understanding of this condition will allow you to manage your symptoms better.

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  • shahmudin's photo avatar
    shahmudin — 25.04.2017 15:20
    im taking probiotics, psyllium husk and apple cider vinegar for my IBS. It help greatly with gas and motion movement.


    • Ali 's photo avatar
      Ali — 26.04.2017 12:53
      Hi Shahmudin, Keeping the bowel moving well is likely to help greatly with the reduction of gas, so this is good news.


  • Janice's photo avatar
    Janice — 25.04.2017 07:49
    I have cut bread out of my diet as i think it is yeast that causes me trouble


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      Ali — 25.04.2017 10:45
      Hi Janice, Yeast can be an issue for some people, but it is often the bread itself, as it can contribute to an overload of wheat, which is quite heavy on the digestive system and may cause bloating and sluggishness. Cutting back on wheat is often very effective if yeast turns out not to be the issue.


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    Khosi — 22.04.2017 13:44
    Hi I think I have INS because mm always constipation and bloating. I was a sereve pain on my left side of my stomach. I wake up with this pain and soon I have drank water and want to poo it becomes better.but I need help cause the pain it's severe.


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      Ali — 23.04.2017 13:45
      It's very common to experience abdominal pain if you are constipated - if, for example, your bowel moves less than once per day. This pain can indeed be severe, all the more so if the bowel is moving less often. Drinking plenty of water, eating lots of cooked vegetables, and maybe taking a gentle laxative to get things shifting initially will all help. If you have pain that is concerning you by its severity then you need to consult your doctor about it as soon as possible.


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