Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety are common co-morbidities – around 70-90% of IBS sufferers who seek treatment have psychological disorders. Stress is a common trigger for IBS, so a person with anxiety would be experiencing regular high levels of stress thereby at risk of triggering their IBS more often. However, looking at it from a different perspective, for some people IBS may be the trigger for anxiety. The constant fear that you might eat something that doesn’t agree with you and always having to be aware of where the closest toilet it, is enough to make you anxious. For help managing your IBS make an appointment with our dietitian and nutritionist Ashleigh Hamilton.