Irritable bowel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 20% of Australians. IBS, as it’s usually referred to for short, is a condition of your digestive tract that can cause an array of uncomfortable symptoms such as recurring abdominal pain, diarrhoea or constipation, bloating and wind. Although the exact cause is unknown, the condition can be exacerbated by stress, infection, and poor dietary choices.
If you suffer from IBS, and are looking for a specialist irritable bowel syndrome dietitian in Adelaide, Nick Wray can help you find foods that will reduce your IBS symptoms. By discussing your diet, preferences and symptoms in detail, Nick can help you develop an eating plan whether on a low fodmap diet or using a low salicylate approach, Nick will guide you through the necessary dietary approach.
Although the foods that could help you control the condition differ from person to person, there are some general guidelines you can follow to eliminate these nasty symptoms. Firstly, it’s a good idea to try avoiding known gas-producing foods such as beans, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. Secondly, keeping a food diary and noting which foods trigger symptoms is a basic way of avoiding risky food groups. Stress management is also a good adjunct treatment, for which Nick may refer you to another healthcare professional.
With many years' experience as an IBS dietitian, Nick can teach you which foods can help you improve your symptoms. For more information on managing your condition with the help of an IBS dietitian or to make your initial appointment, please send a message online via the contact page or call your nearest clinic.
© Nick Wray Nutrition 2017