Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS as it is more commonly known is a condition of the Digestive System. It can cause bouts of Stomach Cramps, Bloating, Diarrhoea and Constipation. While Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition that affects both men and women, it can also be misdiagnosed!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can affect anyone but usually symptoms are noticed between the ages of 20-30. People who suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome can experience these symptoms in bouts which are often during times of stress and after eating certain foods.

One major characteristic of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is fluctuating transit time. This is when food travels too quickly through the Digestive System. The undigested food particles can irritate the gut causing it to empty suddenly. Irritable Bowel Syndrome can also co-exist with Premenstrual Syndrome and has also been associated with Fibromyalgia.

What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

* The exact cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is unknown but it has been linked to a sensitivity of the gut.
* There are however several triggers that can exacerbate the condition. Some of these are:
·         * Stress
·         * Intestinal Parasites
·         * Poor Digestion
·         * Food Sensitivity or Food Intolerance
·         * Feeling Emotionally Low
·         * Being Physically Run Down
·         * Bowel Infection
·         * Candida
·         * Disorders of the Nervous System
·         * Drug Side Effects
·         * Gynaecological Problems
·         * Inadequate Digestive Enzymes
·         * Nutrient Deficiencies
·         * Poor Diet
·         * Surgery

The Intestine is connected to the Brain. Signals go back and forth between the Bowel and Brain. These signals affect bowel function and symptoms. The nerves can become more active during stress causing the intestines to be more sensitive and contract more.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can vary from person to person but most people will experience Diarrhoea, Constipation or both. The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome tend to be worse after eating and tend to come and go in bouts. Many people will have a flare up of their symptoms which can last from 1 day up to 4 days.

The most common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are:
·         * Abdominal Pain and Cramping – which can be relieved following a bowel movement
·         * A change in bowel habit - such as Diarrhoea, Constipation or Both
·         * Bloating and Swelling of the Abdomen
·         * Excessive Wind (Flatulence)
·        *  An urgent need to go to the toilet
·         * A feeling that you need to open your bowels even if you have just been to the toilet
·         * A feeling you have not fully emptied your bowels
·         * Passing mucus from your back passage (bottom)

Due to the embarrassment, pain and discomfort of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, many people with the condition also have feelings of Depression and Anxiety.

Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

There are no specific tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome because it does not cause any obvious detectable abnormalities in your Digestive System. If you have the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome your GP will not always need to order blood tests to help diagnose you. However, in some cases they may recommend blood tests to rule out other conditions that cause similar symptoms such as an Infection or Coeliac Disease (a stomach condition caused by Gluten Intolerance).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is usually diagnosed by carrying out a physical examination and checking whether your symptoms match those typical of the condition.

Treatment for irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can often be reduced by changing your diet and lifestyle. In some cases, medication or psychological treatments may also be helpful.
Colonic Hydrotherapy Treatments are also very good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They can also be combined with a Colonic Enema which has been tailored for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome to help calm the Colon and reduce the spasms.
The Claudia McGloin Clinic have treated several people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome both in the UK and Ireland with excellent results.

Claudia’s tips for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
*         * Change your diet
·       * Increase fibre intake
·         * Keep a food diary
·         * Take probiotics
·         * Exercise
·         * Reduce STRESS
·         * Avoid sugar
·         * Avoid excess alcohol
·         * Restrict your tea and coffee intake
·         * Restrict fizzy drinks
·         * Eat regular meals
·         * Avoid red meat
·         * Avoid artificial sweeteners
·         * Avoid fatty and fried foods
·         * Drink plenty of water
·         * Get a good night’s sleep
·         * Have regular Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments with Colonic Herbal Implants to help soothe the Colon

Further details on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colonic Hydrotherapy can be found on the Claudia McGloin Clinic website - www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com

Sligo Super Shopping Spree Offers at the Claudia McGloin Clinic!!!

The Claudia McGloin Clinic is delighted to be taking part in this years Sligo Super Shopping Spree which runs from Tuesday 29th October until Sunday 10th November 2013.

The Claudia McGloin Clinic have put together a selection of AMAZING offers that will never be repeated again and if they were would most certainly never be repeated again at the same time. There are strict T&C's that apply to these offers and details of these can be found on the clinic website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com or on the clinic Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/claudiamcgloinclinic

These offers would make FABULOUS Christmas presents or indeed would be a good little pick me up now that winter is here!

In addition to the FANTASTIC offers available at the clinic and the fact that when you spend €20 at the clinic you are automatically entered into a draw to win vouchers worth anything from €100 up to €500, all clients who Book and Pay for courses at the clinic during the Shopping Spree will be entered into a draw for a DRACULA PRP THERAPY treatment that is worth €500!!

You won't get an offer like that again!

Below is a list of the Super Shopping Spree Offers available at the Claudia McGloin Clinic:-

* Book and Pay for a course of 3X Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments and get a 4th Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment for €45 PLUS a Colonic Herbal Implant/Enema FREE

* Book and Pay for a course of 3X Genuine Dermaroller treatments and get a SPF 50 and Oxygenating Cream and a Cool Mask FREE

* Book and Pay for a course of 4X Obagi Blue Peel Radiance treatments and get an Obagi ELASTILash Eyelash Solution FREE

* Book and Pay for a course of 8X Mesotherapy Fat/Cellulite Reduction treatments and get a Mesotherapy Skin Rejuvenation Facial treatment FREE

* Book and Pay for a course of 4X Easy Phytic Superficial Peels and get a 5th treatment FREE

* Pay for a 3 months supply of Collagen Shots and get a Mesotherapy Skin Rejuvenation Facial treatment FREE

* Book and Pay for a course of 4X Cosmo Skin Peels and get a DermaCeutic Home Care Medical Skin Kit FREE

* Buy a Gift Voucher for €100 and get €50 FREE

NB...All of these offers are ONLY available during the Sligo Super Shopping Spree and you have to BOOK and PAY for all courses during the Shopping Spree before you are entered into the draw for the DRACULA PRP THERAPY treatment.

For full details on all participating stores check out this weeks The Sligo Champion.

Get shopping and enjoy the special offers X

It's SAVE, SAVE, SAVE in Sligo!!!

It's BACK - Sligo Super Shopping Spree 2013!!!

As a kid I remember the Shopping Sprees that used to take place in Sligo. For years every October some of the businesses would get together and offer discounts in their stores. I remember seeing the posters and flyers and thinking even way back then that this was a BIG event in the town! I have no idea when exactly it stopped or why but I was delighted to be asked by The Sligo Champion if I would be interested in taking part in it this year.

The Sligo Super Shopping Spree starts on the 29th October and runs until the 10th November 2013. The Claudia McGloin Clinic is delighted to be taking part and has come up with some AMAZING offers that may never be repeated again and if they are they certainly all won't be available at the same time!

I am hoping that this years Shopping Spree will be a huge success not just for the customer but also the businesses taking part. You are after all supporting LOCAL businesses! There is a whole list of stores participating in this years Shopping Spree. They all have their own offers which are fabulous and there is something to suit everyone!

What's in it for YOU for the savvy shopper?

Well apart from availing of some fantastic offers - think of these as Christmas Gifts! When you spend €20 in any of the participating stores, you are included in a draw that could see you winning vouchers from €100 up to €500!

AND if that wasn't good enough to get you shopping, every customer who books and pays for a course of treatments at the Claudia McGloin Clinic during the Shopping Spree will be added into a draw for a FREE DRACULA PRP THERAPY treatment!!!

T&C's Apply!!!

For full details of all the participating stores and the Sligo Super Shopping Spree get a copy of this weeks The Sligo Champion.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Galderma Aesthetic Academy Ireland 2013

Claudia McGloin received an exclusive invitation to attend the first Galderma Aesthetics Academy Ireland 2013 meeting in association with John Bannon Ltd. The meeting was held on Saturday 12th October in Croke Park in Dublin.

The event consisted of a number of lectures and demonstrations by Dr. Mark Hamilton, Dr. Beatriz Molina and Professor Syed Haq and included updates on development techniques for Clinical and Facial Anatomy.

A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day for Ireland's Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Doctors, Cosmetic Dermatologists, Cosmetic Dentists and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioners.

Roll on next year...

Dracula PRP Therapy ™

Dracula PRP Therapy ™

Everywhere you look these days there are articles and adverts for ANTI-AGEING, be it treatments or Skin Care products that have been designed to reduce Lines and Wrinkles and to give the face a LIFT.  Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures are on the increase with Medical Aesthetic Procedures becoming the most popular and the most effective. Everyone wants to look younger but they also want treatments that require no downtime but that will also show positive results. So what is the best Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetic Procedure?
The hottest Anti-Ageing treatment that will turn back the clock has to be Dracula PRP Therapy ™.
The name may sound Frightening as you think of Bram Stoker’s Dracula but it seems rather fitting that this amazing treatment has come to Sligo, the home of Bram Stoker’s mother and the place that inspired his amazing ‘Dracula’! In fact, Dracula PRP Therapy ™ is EXCLUSIVE to the Claudia McGloin Clinic and is the ONLY clinic in Ireland to offer Dracula PRP Therapy ™. Claudia McGloin has trained with Dr. Daniel Sister, a world renowned Cosmetic, Anti-Ageing and Hormone Specialist Doctor and Leading Expert in Dracula PRP Therapy ™in London. He created and brought this amazing treatment to the UK and Ireland.

What is Dracula PRP Therapy ™?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are full of Growth Factors which regulate the life of any cell in the body. All body organs possess quiescent stem cells and once activated can lead to the formation of healthy new tissue. Dracula PRP Therapy ™ uses your own Plasma which has been separated from your Red Blood Cells which are activated and then injected back into your body.
Because these are your own cells there is no change of rejection, infection or allergy. This amazing treatment allows so many areas of the body to be treated and all at the same time. Only Plasma Rich in Growth Factors allows for the stimulation of the cell healing process in many different tissues.
The ageing process is like a domino effect which happens in Bone, Muscle, Fat and Skin. Once the process has started, the only treatment to address all four layers is Dracula PRP Therapy ™.
Dracula PRP Therapy ™ can be used on any part of the body to treat any of the following and much more.

·         Stretch Marks
·         Acne
·         Scars
·         Hair Loss
·         Breast Volume Correction
·         Facelift
·         Skin Tightening
·         Wounds
·         Injuries

How does Dracula PRP Therapy ™ work?

A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and placed into a sterile tube. The tube is then put into a centrifuge. The blood is spun to separate the Plasma, Platelets and Red Blood Cells. Once separated, the Plasma is then injected back into the body to the areas that require injecting.

Dracula PRP Therapy ™ is 100% NATURAL and 100% SAFE.

Dracula PRP Therapy ™ has been featured on Channel 4's How Not To Get Old. Anna Richardson has had the treatment for her Undereye Dark Circles and gave the treatment a glowing review.