Dr John Rees, Managing Director of JRBiomedical Ltd and founder of the Health Check Shop® brand said, “The impact of IBS on quality of life is grossly under estimated. Our survey showed that 8 out of 10 people with IBS suffered from symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhoea almost everyday and over 70% or respondents claiming it affects their social and work life.”
"The survey revealed that only a quarter of respondents had any benefit from medication and only 1 in 10 had been tested for coeliac disease by their doctor."
“Coeliac disease, a sensitivity to gluten found in wheat, rye and barley, is a known trigger of symptoms indistinguishable from irritable bowel syndrome. However, once a diagnosis of coeliac disease is made, a strict gluten free diet helps the intestine to heal and often sufferers report improvement in their symptoms within weeks.”
“IBS sufferers can get a test for coeliac disease from their GP or, if they want a quicker result, they can purchase a self test kit from Health Check Shop® which has been proven to be as reliable as the hospital laboratory tests and gives results in minutes from a finger prick blood drop.
For a full copy of the survey contact Health Check Shop®. See www.HealthCheckShop.co.uk or call 0845 094 1861 for further details of our investigations.
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Health Check Shop® provides consumers with reliable home medical health checks and most importantly free advice from scientific and medical experts to help ordinary people perform the tests and interpret their results with confidence.