It is a digestive disorder that is characterized by a group of common symptoms including recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort, as well as changes in bowel habits such as frequency and consistency of your stool.
IBS is diagnosed when symptoms are present for at least three to six months and in the frequency of 3 days a month at least.
Main symptoms of IBS are:
Changes in normal bowel movements, including constipation and diarrhoea.
Changes in the appearance of stools, including texture and colour;
Swelling of the stomach;
Flatulence and belching;
Abdominal pains and cramps;
Nausea, heartburn or reflux;
Loss of appetite.
Expired hydrogen test
Food intolerance test
IBS Nutritional Treatment:
Low fodmap diet
Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplements
Some foods that we should avoid in IBS:
Milk and Dairy Products,
Gluten (wheat, barley, rye);
Refined sugar and flour;
Caffeine and alcohol;
Fodmaps - “Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, and polyols”.
In addition, you should avoid stress and do physical activity regularly.
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