Category Archives: Non-GI and Overlapping Conditions

Results and Followup to Gastrointestinal Society, Canada 2016 Survey on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

About one year ago, on January 26, 2016, IBS Impact posted a national online survey invitation by the Gastrointestinal (GI) Society, also known as the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research. The GI Society asked adults with diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome and parents/caregivers of children with diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome from across Canada about experiences, opinions …

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Online Clinic for Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health Available July 6-10, 2015

TalkHealth, a social media community in the United Kingdom that provides health information and online forums, and monthly “online clinics” where participants can ask questions of health experts and organizations for a given category of conditions, is currently conducting its annual Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health Clinic. TalkHealth is presenting this month’s clinic in cooperation …

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Guest Post from New Zealand for IBS Awareness Month: We Should Be Able to Talk About This

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome a guest blogger this week. Jay Thompson-Munn is now self-employed as a graphic designer and virtual assistant, after transitioning from high-level administrative employment in order to accommodate her IBS and other health conditions which commonly overlap with IBS. She also has several family members with IBS and/or other GI …

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Online Clinic for Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health Available July 16-22, 2014

TalkHealth, a social media community in the United Kingdom that provides health information and online forums, and “online clinics” where participants can ask questions of health experts and organizations for a given category of conditions, has announced that the July 16- 22, 2014 topic will be the bowel, bladder and digestive health. TalkHealth is presenting …

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Another IBS Awareness Month and What the Year Has Brought Us

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Last year, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for over …

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University of North Carolina Study Finds Possible Maternal DNA Link in Small Subset of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome are the only known people with IBS in their families, while others report relatives, sometimes many, who also have or had a diagnosis or symptoms suggestive of IBS and/or one or more of several other chronic conditions that commonly overlap with IBS. This suggests that there are genetic influences …

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“Online Clinic for Bowel, Bladder and IBS” Available July 10-16, 2013

TalkHealth, a social media community in the United Kingdom that provides health information and online forums, and “online clinics” where participants can ask questions of health experts and organizations for a given category of conditions, has announced that the July 10-16, 2013 topic will be the bowel, bladder and IBS. TalkHealth is presenting this month’s …

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Health and Quality of Life in IBS Are About More Than an Irritable Bowel

Basic introductory materials on IBS aimed at people who are undiagnosed or newly diagnosed tend to have a positive tone. We are told that there is nothing visibly wrong with our digestive tracts, that we are not at particular risk for colon cancer, and yes, we may have abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, gas and/or bloating, …

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A Perspective of 5 Years and 6 IBS Awareness Months

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact In late 2007, very abruptly after decades of excellent physical and mental health, I became a person with severe pain-predominant IBS and numerous extraintestinal symptoms. Despite immediate and correct diagnosis by two physicians within days of onset, prompt treatment across the spectrum of reputable conventional and complementary …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Coexisting Conditions or Non-GI Symptoms Revisited

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and this past week was National Sleep Awareness Week, so it seems a good time to remind readers that irritable bowel syndrome is not necessarily just about abdominal pain or discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, excess gas or any other commonly mentioned digestive symptom. As IBS Impact wrote on September 6. …

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