Did you know Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a Functional Bowel Disorder (FBD)?
Studies exploring prevalence of IBS, show that it effects 8.1% of Australians. Characterised by chronic gastrointestinal symptoms including:
o Abdominal pain
o Excessive flatulence
o Altered bowel habits - constipation and or diarrhoea
The cause of IBS and other FBDs is unclear and likely to be multifactorial. Proposed mechanisms include:
Altered gastrointestinal motility
Impaired perception and processing of information by the brain
Low grade inflammation
Immune system activation
Alterations in the gut microbiota
Numerous studies have shown that a low FODMAP diet improves overall functional symptoms, symptom severity and quality of life in people with IBS.
If you have been diagnosed with IBS, and looking to commence the Low FODMAP diet choose an Accredited Practising Dietitian, specialising in the provision of Low FODMAP diet for IBS.
Here at Innova Dietetics, we have undergone extensive training and are Monash Cert. IBS & FODMAP dietitians. Bookings can be made via the webpage or at directly at the centre- St Luke Medical Centre.