Maxton Pitcher

A lot of people believe that it is only food and drink that has an effect on the digestive system. And while of course this plays a key part in successful functioning, there are other, external influences that can play their part too.

Stress can play a major role in influencing the working of the gut, and while a lack of sleep may just make you tired the next day, it can also have a negative effect on your bowel function.

So what can you do to minimize bowel problems? Dr Maxton Pitcher provides his top tips below: