Say what? FODMAP is an acronym that stands for different groups of carbohydrates consumed in every American’s diet.
Trouble digesting FODMAPs can contribute to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. FODMAPs can be hard to digest for different reasons, including:
- Poor absorption by the small intestine
- The production of gas due to fermentation of high FODMAP foods in the intestine
- The ability of FODMAPs to hold access fluid in the intestine
No matter what the cause of the FODMAP intolerance in an individual may be, removing foods high in FODMAP content from the diet has been shown to greatly relieve symptoms of IBS in certain individuals.
Patients receiving education on a low FODMAP diet can expect:
- A thorough review of medical history and current diet
- Instruction through the three phases of the FODMAP elimination diet
- Help formulating a new, well balanced diet based on the results of your FODMAP challenges