Low FODMAP Diet for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers
The low FODMAP diet was developed at Monash University in Australia.
FODMAPs are present in many foods (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols). These are big names for food molecules which some of us have difficulty absorbing from the gut. When they are not absorbed the molecules continue downstream to the colon. There they act as food for the normal resident bacteria. When they digest and ferment these chemicals the by-products of the FODMAPs generate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Patients with IBS experience various symptoms including abdominal bloating; abdominal pain; nausea; excessive flatulence; as well as constipation and/or diarrhoea; plus other gut complaints.
Limiting the amount of FODMAPs in a patient's diet has been shown to be an effective treatment for IBS sufferers.
At International Digest® we can assess patients labelled as having IBS; confirm the diagnosis; and arrange for patients to have expert assessment and treatment with an accredited, experienced FODMAP nutritional consultant.
To make an appointment to be seen call our dedicated FODMAP hotline on:
Patients will be assessed using a specially structured questionnaire at the time of their assessment with one of our medical specialists and trained FODMAP dietitian.
Alternatively, download and complete the questionnaire in the comfort and privacy of your own home, bringing it with you to your International Digest® assessment.