IBS links

To find out more about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), please visit the websites listed on this page. These links are provided to help you explore the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and management of IBS further.

Website on IBS provided by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, a nonprofit education and research organisation based in the USA.

BBC Health
Health advice on IBS reviewed by UK expert Dr. Rob Hicks.

Read what BUPA’s health information team has to say about IBS.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation
UK charity providing help, information and support for all types of bladder and bowel related problems.

CORE (Digestive Disorders Foundation)
Charitable organisation based in the UK that provides information and support on problems affecting the gut.

The Gut Trust
The Gut Trust is a UK-based charity dedicated to supporting people with IBS. Previously known as the IBS Network.

Hypnosis treatment for relief of symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Living With Reflux
Support group for people living with heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease), which can often occur in people with IBS.

Practical guidance on managing IBS can be found on this US-based website.syndrome/article_em.htm

Advice on IBS for the general public written by US doctors can be found on this website.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Based in the USA, this organisation provides information on health and disease for the general public, including IBS.

Leading UK website providing health information for the general public. Netdoctor’s section on IBS has been written by Dr. Dan Rutherford.

NHS Direct
The National Health Service’s website provides information on all aspects of health that complements its 24-hour telephone helpline for people living in the UK.e

Patient UK
This website provides the same information that doctors will give you during a consultation.

The website includes features and practical advice on stomach and abdominal aches and pains, including the causes, symptoms and how these can be relieved.

WebMD IBS quiz
Could you have IBS? Try this quiz from this US-based website, but remember to see a doctor to get a confirmed diagnosis of your symptoms.