Many are the factors that today trigger irritable bowel syndrome, stress, lack of free time, or poor nutrition, can influence how it works our intestines. The fatigue accumulated at this time of the year and the different celebrations that begin with the best climate can influence that intensify the discomfort.
Bernardita Vignola, Santa Maria clinic nutritionist, says that one of the main problems of this chronic disease is in the diagnosis. «The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome tend to confound many times with different stomach discomfort, most of the people are autodiagnostica and automedica in a wrong way,» says specialist.
And it is that according to the medical community, for every ten people, six suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. What is worrying these figures, is only half an official diagnosis.
The main recommendation is to go to a specialist for an accurate diagnosis. In case of positive throw into an irritable, Vignola explains that they are varied treatments for shoveling the discomforts, among them is the Fodmap diet (which in Spanish translates to fructo-oligo-, Di – and polialcoholicos Monosaccharides and sugars) fermentable).
This treatment, accompanied by a specialist, has favorable results in more than half of patients who made it. «It’s a method that reduces or avoids emphatically high Fodmap foods, or foods high in carbohydrates of difficult digestion, making you an easier job to the small intestine. He avoids the swelling, diarrhea, constipation and the discomforts associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome», says the specialist.
What do you recommend a Fodmap diet?
Flours: Finest flours, such as mixes without gluten, potato, rice, corn, millet or quinoa flour should be preferred. Avoid wheat, rye and beans in large quantities.
vegetables: should be preferred the spinach, tomato, carrot, cucumber, pepper and kale. Avoid broccoli, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, garlic and onions, which are the main gatillantes of digestive discomfort.
fruits: should opt for the melon, grape, Orange, kiwi, pineapple, berries and more green bananas. Thus avoiding the apples, pears, mango and watermelon, for instance.
sugars: avoid sweeteners in ol, like sorbitol and xylitol, which are commonly found in chewing gum and in most light sweet products such as ice cream, chocolates, candies, jams, for example.
dairy: preferably dairy lactose-free.
meat: it is recommended the consumption of all kinds of meat, fish and eggs, since they are rich in protein and low-Fodmap.