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Video, 6 mins

Everyday Life with IBS

Exploring the experiences of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Experienced by many but discussed by few, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, but under researched, condition. From pressured morning routines to uncertain toilet provision, living with IBS can reshape everyday lives as unpredictable symptoms meet with inaccessible environments.

This animation captures the common experiences of living with IBS in everyday life. Attendees are invited to watch and listen and reflect upon what matters in improving the lives of those with IBS. By exploring these experiences, this film highlights how understanding them is important for improving health, wellbeing and inclusive societies for those living with hidden health conditions.

Based on Dr Lauren White's research into everyday life with IBS.

Download a PDF summary of Dr White's research at the link below.


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Support Information

For more support, information and advice on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) here is a list of websites: 

The IBS Network 
The National Charity for supporting those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
Call: (0114) 272 3253 

Bladder and Bowel Community 
"At the Bladder & Bowel Community, we help support the millions of people in the UK who are living with conditions that affect their bladder or bowel." 

Guts UK is a charity for all aspects of the digestive system. 



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