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Are you struggling to feel well with IBS? Have you started the low FODMAP diet, but are confused about what to eat or how to re-introduce? If you live in Cornwall Registered Dietitian Elizabeth can support you to relieve your symptoms of IBS and make you feel better. Dietary treatment for IBS is very individual with people reacting to different foods and in different ways. For some following a healthy, balanced diet and making some dietary changes, such as increasing fibre intake or reducing the amount of caffeine, may be sufficient to relieve symptoms.
For others following the recommended low FODMAP diet, a more intense treatment plan, may be required. This is where particular carbohydrate foods are removed from your diet for up to eight weeks, and then gradually reintroduced to test for tolerance. It is recommended to have the guidance of a dietitian to support you with following the diet. This is to ensure that you follow the diet correctly and do not overly restrict, which may lead to nutritional deficiencies. The low FODMAP diet can effectively improve symptoms in about 70% of people (Kings College London).
Before booking your support with Elizabeth please make sure that you have a confirmed diagnosis of IBS either from your GP or hospital consultant. There are a number of tests and investigations that shoud be undertaken to rule out other conditions, which have similar symptoms to IBS. These include ovarian cancer, bowel cancer, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease.