In light of IBS Awareness Month, digestive health expert Emma Wells shares some simple dietary and lifestyle tweaks that could help ease the symptoms of IBS.

For many of us, the thought of discussing our toilet habits with a stranger is daunting to say the least, which is why we might be tempted to keep it to ourselves if we notice a change.

But if you are experiencing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, or gassiness – know that you’re not alone.

IBS affects between 10 and 20 per cent of the population and is twice as common in women than in men. The condition seems to affect people between the ages of 20 and 30 the most, but cases in older adults are significant, too. According to The IBS Network, more people have been seeking help for the condition since the start of lockdown – and our increased stress levels might have played a role.

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