Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects 1 in 7 people, and twice as many women as men. It can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life.

 

Key features of IBS include:

- abdominal pain

- constipation, diarrhoea or a mixture of both

- bloating

- excessive wind

- urgency to poo

- fatigue

Treatment for IBS

Lifestyle changes are the best option for long-term relief of IBS symptoms for many people. In fact, there are now many scientific studies that have shown the effectiveness of a low FODMAP diet for IBS symptoms. 

Once you have ruled out coeliac disease and other gastrointestinal diseases with your GP, seek the guidance of a Monash FODMAP trained dietitian who specialises in the dietary management of IBS using a low FODMAP diet.  

 

The diet begins with a 2-6 week period where you only eat foods classified as 'low' or 'no FODMAP'. The Monash low FODMAP App is a brilliant resource for this. 

 

If your symptoms ease during this period, reintroduce foods back into your diet in a systematic fashion to determine your unique trigger foods. When to reintroduce; which foods to reintroduce with; the amount of the reintroduction food to have, and the order of reintroducing foods depends on your specific circumstances.

You can then personalise a meal pattern moving forward based on your food triggers and tolerances. 

We still don't know what causes IBS, although a number of factors including gut sensitivity, infections like gastroenteritis, and/or an unhealthy gut are thought to play a role.

 

IBS symptoms are real and in many cases, debilitating. The good news is IBS can be treated.

 

You may be restricting foods unnecessarily, avoiding entire food groups, developing a poor relationship with food, avoiding work/social situations...Don't put up with IBS-like symptoms anymore!

 

I can help.

Questions. I want to understand your relevant diet and medical history, your current meal pattern, home/work environment and food psychology. 
 

I then provide an individualised combination of nutrition and lifestyle advice, combined with mindset, habit change and motivation therapy. This may include:

- meal proportioning/structuring advice
- a targeted meal plan

- tools to help reduce emotional/stress eating

- mindset therapy

- addressing existing habits
- education on diet-disease relationship

- altering your home and/or work environment

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Claremont WA 6010

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