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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Guide During IBS Awareness Month

Welcome to IBS Awareness Month, an important time to discuss the intricacies of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the significance of gastroenterological health.


What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

IBS is a common disorder affecting the large intestine, characterized by symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and changes in bowel habits. Despite these uncomfortable signs, IBS doesn't cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.

Abdominal Pain

Recognizing the Symptoms of IBS

Identifying the symptoms of IBS is the first step towards getting the help you need. If you experience persistent:

  • changes in bowel habits

  • abdominal pain, or discomfort at least one day a week in the last three months

  • bloating and swelling of your stomach

  • excessive wind (flatulence)

  • urgency to open your bowels occasionally

Then, it's time to consult with an expert.

When to See a Gastroenterologist

Seeking specialist care for adult gastroenterology concerns is crucial. If you're experiencing severe symptoms such as weight loss, rectal bleeding, iron deficiency anemia, unexplained vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or persistent pain that isn't relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement, contact Dr Leena Sinha in London and Essex to discuss your health concerns.

Lifestyle Management for IBS

While there is no cure for IBS, lifestyle changes can significantly manage symptoms. Dietary adjustments, stress reduction, and regular exercise can help. Dr Leena Sinha offers personalized advice and solutions to help you lead a comfortable life.

Empowering Patients Through Education

We believe in patient-focused care. We can provide resources and education to help you understand your symptoms and treatment options. With over 25 years of experience in Gastroenterology, we can offer holistic care and treatments.

Impact of IBS on Daily Life

Living with IBS can be challenging and may affect various aspects of daily life. It can disrupt work, social events, and personal relationships. Understanding these challenges is essential in managing IBS.

The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis of IBS is critical for effective management. We can utilize the latest diagnostic techniques to ensure a correct diagnosis and rule out other conditions that may mimic IBS symptoms.

Treatment Options for IBS

Treatment for IBS may include:

  • medication

  • dietary changes

  • psychological interventions

A comprehensive approach to treatment, ensuring that each patient receives a personalized plan suited to their specific needs is provided.


IBS Awareness Month is an opportune time to prioritize your digestive health. If you're dealing with symptoms of IBS, don't hesitate to reach out for expert and compassionate care. Book online now or find out more about how we can support your journey to better health.


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