IBS Support Groups

Members of a support group, provide each other with various types of help and information for a particular shared difficulty.

The support may take the form of providing relevant information,

  • relating personal experiences,
  • listening to others' experiences,
  • providing sympathetic understanding and
  • establishing social networks.

A support group may also provide ancillary support, such as serving as a voice for the public or engaging in advocacy.

Support groups maintain interpersonal contact among their members in a variety of ways.

Support groups also maintain contact through printed information rich newsletters, telephone chains, internet forums, and mailing lists.



Support groups offer companionship and information for people coping with diseases or disabilities. Support groups may not be appropriate for everyone, and some find that a support group actually adds to their stress rather than relieving it.



Evaluation of the quality of Web sites is discussed in (Q4.27). You may find that several general women's health sites may help you (internet information). The following are more specialised relevant Web sites:-

 

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME - IBS

  • 34 What is irritable bowel syndrome?
  • 35 How can we find out if I have irritable bowel syndrome?
  • 36 Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a common condition?
  • 37 What causes IBS?
  • 38 What is the pain associated with IBS like?
  • 39 Can IBS be mistaken for gynaecological problems?
  • 40 How can my IBS be treated?
  • 41 What other treatments are available for IBS?
  • 42 What can be done to reduce the amount of bowel gas(flatus)
  • 43 What is constipation?
  • 44 What causes constipation?
  • 45  How can constipation be treated?
  • 46 How could we summarise the treatments that are available for my pelvic pain?
  • 47 Where can I obtain more information?
  • 48 Pelvic Pain Support Groups.
  • 49 Endometriosis Support Groups.
  • 50 IBS Support Groups.


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