Thursday, 9 February 2012

Chance to learn about irritable bowel syndrome from Hospital specialist

Locals interested in learning more about irritable bowel syndrome have the chance to hear from a Solihull Hospital specialist when the Hospital hosts a talk on the subject.

Consultant Dr Rex J Polson will talk about the digestive condition experienced by many people at some point in their life. There is no cure or clear, precise cause but he will talk about how to improve symptoms and deal with aggravating factors.

Dr Polson explains: “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a dangerous condition but it can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation that can be distressing and make life difficult. It is unpredictable. A flare-up can follow many symptom-free months but with treatment and lifestyle changes there is no reason why people with IBS should not expect to live a normal, full and active life.”

Seminar organiser, membership and community engagement manager, Sandra White said: “We hope people will come along to the seminar and leave feeling a lot more knowledgeable about irritable bowel syndrome. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask our expert questions and discuss their own thoughts and experiences of the disease. The Hospital is committed to educating the public about their health.”

The seminar is taking place on 21 February at 5pm in the Education Centre at Solihull Hospital. To book your place or to find out details of the Hospital’s future health seminars, contact Sandra White on 0121 424 1218 or email Sandra.white@heartofengland.nhs.uk.  

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