Charity sets up awareness day

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AN INFORMATION day for those who suffer with irritable bowel syndrome is taking place at Sheffield University’s Octagon Centre on Saturday.

The event is being run by the IBS Network, a national charity, and takes place from 10.30am until 4pm.

The condition affects one in three people.

Sheffield GP Dr Marion Sloan said: “I see three patients every day with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

“Although IBS is not a life-threatening condition, it can have a serious impact on their life and wellbeing.

“There may be no definitive cure, but with the right mix of information, guidance and support, people can learn to manage it.”

Visitors will be able to speak to experts, sample products and join in activities.