Irritable Bowel

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition. One in five Australians experience symptoms at some point in their life. Those with IBS tend to have a more sensitive gastrointestinal tract. As a result, they tend to experience a range of uncomfortable gut symptoms on a regular basis. These symptoms may include bloating, wind, pain, constipation, diarrhoea as well as nausea.

Irritable bowel syndrome IBS

How can PPN dietitians help with IBS?

The dietitians at PPN are well trained in the area of IBS. We will assist you with identifying and eliminating certain foods that may exacerbate your symptoms. Diet is a well-known trigger for IBS, with certain foods causing an increase in symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, wind, constipation and diarrhoea. Our dietitians can provide information regarding the low FODMAP diet, which reduces a wide range of fermentable carbohydrate components shown to cause bowel issues in many people with IBS. We can also provide advice on natural gut irritants and recommend probiotics to help improve intestinal microflora and gut health.