Stress & Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Why stress can trigger flares and how we can reduce it

April is stress awareness month. Now, perhaps more than usual, many of us are under increased stress due to events out of our control and changing daily routines but managing and reducing stress is a very important part of helping to manage our IBD. Increased stress can hugely reduce our quality of life, exacerbate symptoms of IBD, even when in remission, and can trigger flares. Luckily there are lots of things we can do to help reduce, manage and counteract stress, and to build our resilience longer term.

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Clemmie Macpherson

Hello, I'm Clemmie. I help people Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), to live their life to the full again. I don’t believe these illnesses have to be a life sentence. I’ve been there, where you are, feeling helpless, exhausted and wondering how you are going to live the rest of your life like this. But it doesn't have to be that way - I can help you find a way forward. I am a Qualified Nutritional Therapist, I have ulcerative colitis and I am totally passionate about helping people with their IBD & IBS, and getting the message out there as to how important the food we eat and the way we live is to our quality of life. Whether you are right at the beginning of your journey with IBD or have been living with your condition for years and feel like you have tried almost everything, there are things you can do everyday, beyond the medication you are taking, to help you take back control. Download my free e-book to find out more:

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