Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) occurs when you have a group of symptoms that happen together, including repeated pain in your abdomen as well as changes in your bowel movements, which may be diarrhea, constipation, or both and is diagnosed by a General Practitioner.

Dietitians and nutritionists are able to help patients with IBS reduce their symptoms by finding out together what foods may be causing the discomfort. The elimination diet or a low FODMAP diet may be necessary in order to figure out the types of foods leading to the symptoms or how to add certain foods to improve your symptoms. It is a long process but definitely worthwhile when you know how to manage your IBS whilst still enjoying foods you love and ensuring you are reviewing all the necessary nutrients.