Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer from recurrent abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diarrhoea, often alternating with constipation? You may be one of the increasing number of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

IBS is the most common of all gastrointestinal conditions. It is far more common among women, and generally occurs between the ages of 25 and 45. There is no single known cause of IBS, but instead it’s thought there are a wide range of possible underlying causes which include food sensitivities and intolerances, GI infections, bacterial overgrowth and exaggerated muscle contraction in the intestinal wall. Nutritional therapy aims to identify those triggers which are contributing to symptoms and provide nutritional approaches to support rebalancing of key physiological processes.

To discuss your individual nutritional needs please contact our CHNC registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist based in Macclesfield email:


Further information on one dietary approach that has a developing evidence base is the FODMAP diet...available at:


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