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Q: Apart from the low FODMAP diet are there any other effective treatments for IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is defined as recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort which can be relieved by defecation, is associated with changes in stool frequency and/or stool consistency. Symptoms involve abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, distension, cramping, constipation, diarrhoea and/or flatulence. IBS can affect an individuals’ quality of life such as affecting social engagements, increasing work absenteeism and reducing work productivity. The cause of IBS is still unknown but it is proposed to be from disturbances to intestinal nerves which affects gut motility (bowel motions) and perceptions of the gut stretching. What leads to the development of IBS? Genetic effects (family

Q: Apart from the low FODMAP diet are there any other effective treatments for IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is defined as recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort which can be relieved by defecation, is associated with changes in stool frequency and/or stool consistency. Symptoms involve abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, distension, cramping, constipation, diarrhoea and/or flatulence. IBS can affect an individuals’ quality of life such as affecting social engagements, increasing work absenteeism and reducing work productivity. The cause of IBS is still unknown but it is proposed to be from disturbances to intestinal nerves which affects gut motility (bowel motions) and perceptions of the gut stretching. What leads to the development of IBS? Genetic effects (family

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