In 2016, Nutritionist Resource saw a 180% increase in IBS-related member enquiries compared to the previous year. Are more people suffering, or is it simply that we are more aware of symptoms, and want to make a change?
It is estimated that as many as 50% of the UK population will experience symptoms of a digestive problem at any one time. Whether it be indigestion or diarrhoea, or something more serious, like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition, with 10 to 20% of people in the UK thought to be affected. This condition is long-term, and affects the functioning of the digestive system. It can cause bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation and/or diarrhoea.
The thing is, IBS has no specific cause. There are risk factors and triggers, but a direct cause is yet...