Gastro-intestinal disorders can include a variety of problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gastritis, ulcers, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis, constipation, diarrhea, reflux and even Food allergies and Intolerances.
IBS is a condition that affects the normal functioning of the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT- small or large bowel). IBS might also be caused by stress.
Symptoms can include any of the following:
▪ Abdominal Pain
▪ Wind/ Flatulence
▪ Heartburn/ Reflux
▪ Changes in normal bowel movements
▪ Poor sleep Depression/ Anxiety
▪ Reduced quality of life
Since dietary factors affect the symptoms of IBS, dietary changes can help in the management of IBS. Avoiding foods that are not tolerated might relieve symptoms experienced.
Food Allergies/- Intolerances, can be very serious depending on the allergy or intolerance you have and it can also be a huge problem for people suffering from it. They might feel very restricted in what they are allowed to eat and what not and can also cause them to avoid eating altogether as they are too scared of the consequences.
By having someone guide you in your specific dietary needs related to GIT problems, you will feel more confident and have a better quality of life once you have managed to sort out the problem. In this case, the someone is a Registered Dietitian. We look forward to being able to assist you.
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