Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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:
·         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

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

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Rejuvula Vagina Rejuvenation in the Media

We have had a lot of media coverage of Rejuvula within the past 24 hours.

Below are some links:

What will Rejuvula Vagina Rejuvenation Therapy help with?

ALL women will go through the Menopause and currently 1 in 2 women suffer with Sexual Dysfunction.

Rejuvula will help to rejuvenate vaginal tissue, enhance sexual response and help with urinary incontinence.

Patients can expect to see a difference with the following:

•             Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
•             Younger, smoother skin around the vagina
•             A tighter vaginal opening
•             Stronger orgasm
•             More frequent orgasm
•             Increased sexual desire
•             Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm
•             Decreased pain for those with dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
•             Increased natural lubrication
•             Decreased urinary incontinence

One treatment of Rejuvula will grately help and results can last up to 18 months.

Rejuvula is for women what Viagra was for men!

Rejuvula featured in

We are absolutely delighted to have been featured in Evoke today for Rejuvula Vagina Rejuvenation Therapy.

The link is below.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Rejuvula - Vagina Rejuvenation Therapy article in the Daily Mail

Today the Daily Mail published a fantastic article on our brand new treatment Rejuvula.

For further details on Rejuvula Vagina Rejuvenation Therapy, please contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic on 071 9140728 or email

Media enquiries please contact

Proof that YOU can be your own PR

It's been just over one week or 9 days to be precise since I attended Antonia Mariconda's 'How to be your own PR' for Medical Professionals which was held at 64 Knighstbridge in London. This was my second PR workshop of Antonia's to attend and I knew that if it was anything like the first one then I wouldn't be disappointed. I wasn't! Antonia shares her extensive knowledge and offers great advice and tips on 'How to be your own PR'.

Part of the workshop included a pitch to a journalist from the Daily Mail. When the workshop started, Antonia asked us to say a couple of words about who we were & what we did - I said I was a 'Vagina Rejuvenator'! It got the journalists attention and as Antonia predicted would lead to bigger things.

And it has...Today, my pitch was turned into a fabulous article and was published in the Daily Mail.

Rejuvula, is a brand new treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation that I created with Dr Daniel Sister. It involves using Dracula PRP Therapy to enhance sexual response and help with urine incontinence.

This is certainly proof that you can be your own PR and that you can achieve great things when you put your mind to it. A great pitch will take you far!

I highly recommend Antonia's PR workshops and it certainly helped me to get published!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Graduation Ceremony for HIQA and IHI Patient Safety Course

Last week I was invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) head office in Smithfields in Dublin. This was for the Patient Safety course that I did last year with HIQA and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

It was nice to meet everyone that had done the course. The group was so big that they had to separate the graduation into 2 groups. It was a nice day and unfortunately, I didn't get to take any pictures! The graduation cake was amazing!

I'm delighted to have completed this course and it has really helped me with my business and work within the Medical Aesthetic Industry. I can really use these tools to develop my practice as a nurse but also in helping with my Patients for Patient Safety role with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Patient Safety is my passion and I am delighted to be apart of an amazing group of people that want to make a difference to the healthcare of Irish patients.