1st July 2020

How do you know if you have IBS?

What are the symptoms and foods that trigger IBS?

What is the best treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome?

Associated IBS Symptoms:
◦ Nausea
◦ Headache
◦ Belching
◦ Poor appetite
◦ Tiredness
◦ Backache
◦ Muscle pains
◦ Feeling quickly full after eating
◦ Heartburn
◦ Bladder symptoms

Diet Triggers for IBS Constipation:
• Breads and cereals made with refined (not whole) grains
• Processed foods such as chips and cookies
• Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol
• High-protein drinks
• Dairy products, especially cheese

Diet Triggers for IBS Diarrhea:
• Too much fiber, especially the insoluble kind you get in the skin of fruits and vegetables
• Food and drinks with chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, fructose, or sorbitol
• Carbonated drinks
• Large meals
• Fried and fatty foods
• Dairy products, especially in people who have lactose intolerance
• Foods with wheat for people who are allergic to or have a bad reaction to gluten.

Low FODMAP diet:
The low-FODMAP diet is a short-term eating plan where you avoid foods that are high in FODMAPs. This is to see if your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms improve. Following a low-FODMAP diet improves symptoms for three out of four people with IBS. A useful resource on low FODMAP diet

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