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Do you suffer from uncomfortable, embarrassing and sometimes debilitating digestive symptoms from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) like gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation?
A chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating and gas.
Very common (More than 3 million cases per year in US)
Diagnosis rarely requires lab test or imaging
No known cure, treatments available
Can last several years or be lifelong
The actual cause of irritable bowel syndrome isn’t well understood, but various factors seem to play a role. Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation. Treatment is aimed at relieving the symptoms
Food is a common trigger of digestive symptoms. Interestingly, restricting certain foods can dramatically improve these symptoms in sensitive people.
In particular, a diet low in fermentable carbs known as FODMAPS is clinically recommended for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
These are the scientific terms used to classify groups of carbs that are notorious for triggering digestive symptoms like bloating, gas and stomach pain.
FODMAPs are found in a wide range of foods in varying amounts. Some foods contain just one type, while others contain several.
A low-FODMAP diet is not for everyone. Unless you have been diagnosed with IBS, research suggests the diet could do more harm than good.