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June 13th, 2011                                                                                          Published by: ale...
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Alex Simring

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Dealing with IBS through food.

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  1. 1. June 13th, 2011 Published by: alexsimringalexsimrings eBook NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA — Irritable Bowel (IBS)Dr Alexander Simring, Dr Alex is a common condition, however, there is still much to beSimring, Dr Simring, | Just learned about the causes and effective treatment for IBS and Dr. Alex Simring is hoping to raise awareness about this oftenanother weblog misunderstood disorder.June 13th, 2011 Common symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain orAustralia-based physician aims to raise awareness about discomfort, which is associated with abnormal bowel habit.disorder. Abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation are allNEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA — Irritable Bowel (IBS) common. There are certain symptoms which are not typical foris a common condition, however, there is still much to be IBS, and these include weight loss, nocturnal symptoms andlearned about the causes and effective treatment for IBS and rectal bleeding.Dr. Alex Simring is hoping to raise awareness about this often Celiac disease is a common condition which can have similarmisunderstood disorder. symptoms to IBS. Discussion with a medical practitioner isCommon symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain or important in diagnosing IBS.discomfort, which is associated with abnormal bowel habit. The most common ways to treat IBS include dietaryAbdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation are all modification, behavioral therapy and medications. Therecommon. There are certain symptoms which are not typical for has been recent research which suggests that certain foodsIBS, and these include weight loss, nocturnal symptoms and can worsen symptoms of IBS. The FODMAP diet has beenrectal bleeding. studied at Box Hill Hospital by Dr Gibson’s team. The theoryCeliac disease is a common condition which can have similar is that the sugars in certain foods are poorly absorbed bysymptoms to IBS. Discussion with a medical practitioner is people with IBS. These sugars are fermented by bacteriaimportant in diagnosing IBS. in the colon and lead to symptoms of bloating, abdominalThe most common ways to treat IBS include dietary pain, diarrhea and constipation. These rapidly fermentable,modification, behavioral therapy and medications. There short-chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) are commonly foundhas been recent research which suggests that certain foods in wheat, onions and many fruit and vegetables.can worsen symptoms of IBS. The FODMAP diet has been IBS is diagnosed by clinical symptoms. When there are certainstudied at Box Hill Hospital by Dr Gibson’s team. The theory features which are not typical of IBS,further testing mayis that the sugars in certain foods are poorly absorbed by be required. This may include bloods tests, endoscopy orpeople with IBS. These sugars are fermented by bacteria colonoscopy. Breath testing may be useful to confirm short-in the colon and lead to symptoms of bloating, abdominal chain carbohydrate malabsorption and can help tailor dietarypain, diarrhea and constipation. These rapidly fermentable, advice. Consultation with a dietician who is expert in IBS isshort-chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) are commonly found often very useful. Remember that the foods listed in FODMAPin wheat, onions and many fruit and vegetables. are generally healthy foods, however abdominal symptomsIBS is diagnosed by clinical symptoms. When there are certain may worsen when many of these foods are consumed infeatures which are not typical of IBS,further testing may combination.be required. This may include bloods tests, endoscopy orcolonoscopy. Breath testing may be useful to confirm short-chain carbohydrate malabsorption and can help tailor dietaryadvice. Consultation with a dietician who is expert in IBS isoften very useful. Remember that the foods listed in FODMAPare generally healthy foods, however abdominal symptomsmay worsen when many of these foods are consumed incombination.Dr Alexander Simring, Dr AlexSimring, Dr Simring, AlexanderSimring, Gastroenterologist,Liverpool.By dralex on June 13th, 2011Australia-based physician aims to raise awareness aboutdisorder. 1

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