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Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
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Thursday 17 October 2002
Bowel scans

IBS

A massive 10 to 20 % of the population suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It's a disorder with many symptoms from the classic 'butterflies in the stomach' when you're nervous to dramatic changes in bowel habits, ranging from diarrhoea to constipation, to feelings of 'trapped wind' and bloatedness. IBS can be painful and embarrassing but there are ways to cure it or at least alleviate some of the symptoms.

This week's programme explored Irritable Bowel Syndrome or nervous tummy. Many people suffer from frequent stomach cramps, and find that certain foods can cause stomach bloating. Barbara Myers put your questions to her guest, gasteroenterologist Dr Anton Emmanuel.

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live chat with Dr Emmanuel that took place after the programme.
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