IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Article By Danielle Mann APD

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  • Irritable Bowel?

Afraid to go out in public or to friends for fear of whether you will make it to the nearest loo in time? Embarrassed because you have such bad wind? Is your tummy often bloated and uncomfortable?

Well the good news is you don’t need to live like this anymore!

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition of the digestive system that results in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. IBS may occur in up to 30% of the population, more commonly in females. The cause is often unclear, however some cases of IBS may occur after an episode of gastroenteritis or food poisoning.

Physical symptoms of IBS vary but may include:
  • abdominal pain
  • wind
  • constipation and/or diarrhoea
  • bloating

Most IBS sufferers find that their diet has a significant influence on their symptoms. There are a number of dietary triggers for symptoms of IBS which vary from person to person. Therefore, it is recommended you consult with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who can assess your diet and symptoms and advise you about a diet that can reduce your symptoms of IBS. Remember there is no point avoiding foods unnecessarily!

Don’t put up with that uncomfortable, bloated tummy or let your bowels control your life a day longer. Make an appointment today to see our Dietitian about an appropriate diet to manage your IBS. Please note the symptoms of IBS are also common in other bowel conditions.

Therefore it is important to consult a doctor who can rule out other conditions before diagnosing IBS. If you would like more information from our Dietitian, please click on the following link: