When taken orally, this gel is thought to coat the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and produce soothing qualities.
(Date published: 23/07/2012)
The FODMAP hypothesis has been put forward by an Australian Professor Gibson.
Up to 10% of the population suffers from IBS. A dietitian can help taylor a diet to reduce the symtoms and help with recipe ideas.
FODMAP stands for: Fermentable Oligo- Di- Monosaccharides And Polyols
(Date published: 21/03/2012)
FOOD RECORD FOR DIGESTION AND BOWEL PROBLEMS
Many factors influence how our gut works. Keeping an accurate record of symptoms, food, fluid and stress levels along with levels of discomfort can really help in pinpointing the main causes of your problems. Changes can therefore be introduced with the help of a dietitian.
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(Date published: 4/11/2011)
There are actually two types of fibre, and each serves its own purpose in terms of health benefits. Be sure to discuss increasing fibre with a health professional, such as a Dietitan, to be sure you are consuming the correct fibre for your health condition.
(Date published: 31/01/2011)
Diverticulosis is the presence of pockets or pouches in the bowel, formed when weak or defected areas of the muscle in the wall of the bowel are pushed out. Diverticulitis occurs when these pouches become infected and inflamed. Diverticulitis is a very painful condition. Together, these conditions are known as Diverticular disease.
(Date published: 15/07/2010)
Lactose intolerance occurs when there is a deficiency of lactase, an enzyme found in the small bowel.
(Date published: 8/07/2010)
Bowel Cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer, after lung cancer.It will often cause no symptoms, and will not be diagnosed until it has grown and spread to another, more visible area.
(Date published: 6/06/2010)
Short Bowel may occur after surgical removal of any area of the small intestine.
(Date published: 29/05/2010)
Your Dietitian can help you work out which fibre additive is best for your individual condition, and how much and how often you should take it.
(Date published: 24/05/2010)
Gastroparesis can be better described as ‘delayed emptying of the stomach’. It is diagnosed when there is impaired transit of food from the stomach to the duodenum, without any mechanical obstruction present.
(Date published: 21/05/2010)
Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammation of the large bowel.
(Date published: 20/05/2010)
If you have a problem with constipation, you should always consult a dietitian regarding diet, fluid and exercise before contemplating any other remedy.
(Date published: 17/05/2010)
It can be difficult to eat out with a gluten intolerance. It is important to tell the restaurant ahead of time and to make sure they understand a gluten free diet. If you are a new Coeliac we can help you with problems at the clinic
(Date published: 4/12/2009 11:38:00 AM)
Flatulence, flatus or farting are all terms for rectal gas or wind. It is one of the most embarrassing and common problems in our society, but gas is a necessary product of digestion. It is normal to have wind or flatulence.
(Date published: 24/05/2000)
Reflux is a common problem in today's busy world. We have a look at what causes it, what foods aggravate it, and what can be done to reduce it and the discomfort it causes.
(Date published: 7/07/1999)
Irritable Bowel (IBS) is diagnosed when there is a disturbance of a normal bowel without any organic disease. One in seven people may suffer from IBS but most can live with it with minimal problems. It is distressing but not serious. It should not be confuse with colitis or bowel cancer. IBS isn't likely to lead to bowel cancer. The risk of bowel cancer will increase with people on a high fat and low fibre diet.