Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common symptom and it has affected almost 9 and 20% of people all across the world. In fact, in the United States alone, around 10 and 15% of people have been affected by this gastrointestinal disorder. This has turned out being one of the most common problems that Gastroenterologists detect.
Previously, back in the days, we were asked by doctors to consume as much fiber as we can. However, this will be more of a shocking surprise to you that consuming more fibre can turn out being problematic for people suffering from IBS symptoms. There are no medicines in particular which is solely prescribed for IBS sufferers. They are usually hence advised to live with it and stay in control and free from stress, as much as they can. But you can reduce the symptom by following the right diet chart and proper eating plan as recommended by your doctor.
This is why a group of researchers at the Monash University came up and produced the Low FODMAP diet. This research team was led by Professor Peter Gibson. It is through their efforts that the world got to know that through this diet, one can reduce and stay a little relieved from IBS symptoms. These researchers did highlight a group of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. They stated that it is this group of carbohydrates which resulted to increasing the symptoms related to IBS/FGID. They did study about the effect of FODMAPs diet on ones system and how it would gradually help on to get relieve gut disorder problems. Hence, people will now exactly know what kind of food to avoid which will help to generate a quality of life.
This is the reason why doctors all across the world have since been recommending patients to religiously follow this diet regime to lower down IBS issues.