Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 2017-05-22T15:37:26+00:00

Project Description

Food Allergies

Between 10 and 15 percent of Australians suffer from IBS [1]

Do you experience stomach discomfort, bloating or gas?

Do you have constant bouts of diarrhoea or constipation?

Do you have an urgency to go to the toilet?

Do you suffer from reflux?

Do you have problems losing weight?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a common condition and diet (especially changes in diet) may play a significant part in reducing the symptoms. Symptoms include altered bowel movements (diarrhoea or constipation), reflux, bloating, irritability and tiredness. You may be suffering from one or more of:

  • FODMAP malabsorption
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Non-coeliac gluten intolerance
  • Fructose malabsorption
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Excessive fibre intake
  • High levels of stress
How We Can Help

The Accredited Practising Dietitians at Healthier You are experienced in helping clients deal with the issues associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). We can assist in finding the foods that cause the symptoms and help tailor an individual diet which ensures ongoing healthy nutrition without the discomfort. Often simple changes in your diet will reduce your symptoms signifcantly and ensure you are more comfortable with the foods that you eat. Often, people find that they also lose weight with changes in their diet.

Make an appointment to see a dietitian at Healthier You, make eating an enjoyable experience and be the healthier you again.

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1. The epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome, Clin Epidemiol. 2014; 6: 71–80