IBS affects up to 20 per cent of the population, causing painful, embarrassing and uncomfortable symptoms. It has no cure but learning how to manage your diet and recognising your trigger foods can transform your life. Bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation can all be IBS symptoms.
One of the latest methods of doing this is using the FODMAP diet. This NHS-approved programme is gaining in popularity, but changes some of our thinking on what ‘good’ foods for us are.
Because of this it’s recommended you only start the diet with the help of a dietician or your GP.