Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, a complex of abdominal pain, bloating,
change in bowel habits and stool forms, may be manifestations of
close to 40 different reasons including IBS. This is documented
differential diagnosis section. Majority of cases
are due to diet and lactose intolerance. Avoiding lactose and
high FODMAP foods and staying on low lactose,
low FODMAP diet can provide significant relief in
patients suffering from above-described symptoms.
This is a free educational site to provide some guidance to the
patients with IBS. This should by no means replace seeing an
expert specially if
alarm symptoms are present.
Physicians will find many clinical and therapeutic "pearls"
here, and are encouraged to review it when dealing with
"difficult to treat IBS patients".