What’s causing your IBS?

iStock_000005724729XSmallIf you have recently been diagnosed with IBS and dont’ know where to turn – there is so much more you can do. Before you start on your gluten free, wheat free, dairy free… basically food free (!) diet you will need to dig deeper. This is not the way forward. You need to find the underlying cause of why you are symptomatic, rather than living on ricecakes (which are high GI foods which can cause more gas and bloating in the bowel).

Diet is not necessarily the first thing you need to change – you might need further tests – these may include stool testing for gut flora levels and parasite infections, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance and SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). After finding out the underlying cause, then you can adjust your diet accordingly. Confused? Don’t be – give me a call and I can talk you through it – 01323 737814.

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