Irritable Bowel

  • 1 in 5
  • Young adults /teenagers
  • Symptoms- Pain/ bloating/ frequency

What leads to irritable bowel?

  • Overactivity of nerves- stress
  • Intolerance to foods

What should you do?

  • See your GP!
  • Exclude sinister cause-Cancer/ colitis/ coeliac


  • Food products- Caffeine rich drinks/ dairy products/ wheat
  • Avoid Alcohol/ Smoking
  • Regular exercise
  • Lifestyle diary
  • If constipated- 2 litres of fluids/ fibre
  • Diarrhoea-loperamide

*  Please see power point presentation/ weblink on the links section on irritable bowel syndrome