If you suffer from regular episodes of diarrhoea our experienced dietitians can identify whether there is a link between these symptoms and your diet. Before attempting to manage symptoms via your diet, it is important to rule our other medical conditions. The dietitian will look at the ‘complete picture’ and if there are concerns such as unintentional and unexplained weight loss or a family history of bowel or ovarian cancer the dietitian may refer you to your GP for further tests.
Symptoms Of Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is described as having three, or more than is normal for the individual, loose or liquid bowel movements a day.
Treatment of Diarrhoea
Your first appointment will involve a dietary assessment which will explore your eating patterns, an assessment of your nutritional intake and dietary habits, exercise and lifestyle habits, medical history, medications and symptom history. There are many foods which are commonly associated with producing these symptoms, the dietitian can quickly identify if these foods are creating a problem for you. Dietitians may decide that a FODMAPS diet may help your condition. Otherwise we will provide you with a food & symptom tracking diary which will ultimately allow us to generate a suitable and tailored plan for you going forward.
Our dietitians can firstly identify whether there is a link between your symptoms and your diet and can identify problematic food through a process of elimination. The advice provided will help to control your symptoms significantly improving your quality of life. They can also offer you advice and guidance on how to counteract the effects after having diarrhoea, such as what fluids and food you can tolerate. Our dietitians will look at your dietary habits to determine what may be causing your diarrhoea and can help you to make slight changes that may make a huge difference for you.