Irritable Bowel Syndrome, often referred to as IBS, is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
IBS is a complex ailment, but at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our experts from 121 Dietitian use a new and advanced approach known as the Low FODMAPS Diet to help patients suffering with IBS.
FODMAPS is the name given to a collection of molecules found in food that can be poorly absorbed by the small intestine of the digestive tract. These molecules end up in the large intestine and the bacteria here begin to feed and digest these FODMAPS which in turn can cause symptoms of IBS.
Our team of Dietitians have found this diet to be effective in 75% of IBS patients.
When the molecules are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of the digestive tract, these molecules then continue along their journey along the digestive tract, arriving at the large intestine, where they act as a food source to the bacteria that live there normally.
The Low FODMAP Diet is a fairly new dietary approach for the controlling of IBS, but our team of experts firmly believe that this dietetic programme offers IBS patients the chance to kick start their journey to a life without cramps and bloating.
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