Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their life. It is most common between the ages of 18-39 but it does affect people in their 40s and 50s.
What is Acne?
Acne causes spots and oily skin and can sometimes be hot and/or painful to touch. Everyone is affected differently but most commonly, acne develops on the face, back and chest, though it can also show up on the shoulders, upper arms, groin, buttocks and armpit areas.
IBS is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It is classified as bouts of constipation and bloating followed by stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
According to the NHS choices website, IBS is thought to affect up to one in five people at some point in their life, and around twice as many women are affected as men.
NHS choices also claim that the condition is usually life-long, but may improve over several years.
While modern medicine does acknowledge that IBS seems to flare up during times of stress, it does not make clear the specific cause and meaning behind IBS.
According to The Mental Health Foundation, nearly half (47%) of adults in the UK feel stressed every day, or every few days, and 59% of British adults say their life is more stressful now than it was five years ago.
Stress has become quite a frequently used term among a whole range of groups from the therapy community, to the medical community and the general public. Many people acknowledge stress to be one of the biggest causes of ill health.
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