Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) affecting one in seven Australian adults and is also common in the USA, Europe and many Asian countries. This condition is characterised by chronic and relapsing symptoms; lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit (ranging from diarrhoea to constipation) but with no abnormal pathology. The diagnosis of IBS/FGID should be made by a medical practitioner.
- Clinical trials for IBS sufferers are currently (July 2013) being recruited for, see detail.
Smartphone Low FODMAP app
The Monash University Department of Gastroenterology research team has created a smartphone application which provides accurate information about foods that trigger IBS reactions to help sufferers manage their symptoms. See:
Low FODMAP booklet
The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet booklet (hard copy only) can now be purchased securely online. If paying by credit or debit card, please use our eCart link to purchase.
- If paying by cheque or to request an invoice please use the Low FODMAP Diet Booklet Order Form (pdf, 248KB). For international orders, please ensure cheques have been exchanged by your bank into Australian Dollars before sending.