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Cara Wheatley-McGrain (IBS)

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Cara Wheatley-McGrain is a Speaker, Author, Educator, Coach and Founder of The Mindful Gut. 1 in 5 people in the UK live with a gut condition like IBS or IBD. Cara is passionate a...

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Can IBS turn into Crohn's disease?

IBS is a very different condition from Crohn's disease, so IBS Irritable Bowel syndrome is where irritation of a lining of the gut. Often people experience constipation or diarrhoea or bloating, but Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It's a significantly different illness and there's evidence of inflammation and the lining of the wall, of the gut intestine, so it's a significantly different illness. So you don't need to worry that IBS will become Crohns.

What is IBS?

IBS is irritable bowel syndrome, and it's often accompanied with a sensation of bloating or discomfort or even pain, and it means to have changes in the bowel, which is constipation and diarrhoea or some mixture of that.

How common is IBS?

IBS is incredibly common, so you are not alone if you're suffering from IBS symptoms. Estimates around 20% of people in the UK have IBS symptoms on a regular or reoccurring basis. Worldwide pictures around 12%, so it's a really common condition.

Why have I got IBS?

What are the most common symptoms of IBS?