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Bloating

Bloating is the sensation where the abdomen feels full and tight and may appear swollen, sometimes causing pain and cramps. Abdominal bloating can be caused by several things, such as lactose intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and constipation, and our diet is usually the main contributing factor. People often suffer in silence as they are not aware that their symptoms can be improved, however with a range of approaches and a little help from a registered dietitian you may see huge changes.

    FAQ

    What symptoms should I look out for?

    • Distended abdomen
    • Flatulence
    • Frequent burping
    • Acid reflux
    • Stomach cramps
    • Clothes too tight after eating

    What should I do if I am suffering from Bloating?

    If you are suffering from bloating on a regular basis, we recommend that you visit your GP prior to your dietetic appointment in order to rule out any medical cause for your symptoms.

    Functional Bloating can be diagnosed when you have a recurrent feeling of bloating or visible distension at least 3 days in a month over the last 3 months, and when there is insufficient evidence for a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or other functional GI disorders. Most of the time symptoms of bloating can be resolved through dietary modification.

    How Can Spectrum Nutrition Help?

    During your initial consultation, your dietitian will assess your symptoms, diet and lifestyle. The overall aim of diet therapy is to identify potential trigger foods, reduce symptoms of bloating and improve your quality of life.

    The dietitians at Spectrum Nutrition can help to identify the root cause of bloating; whether it is a symptom of wheat intolerance, IBS or a reaction to certain fibres or sugars in the diet. We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prevent or manage bloating for good.

    Your dietitian will also carry out a complete nutritional assessment, taking a diet history and body composition analysis, including weight, BMI, waist circumference, body fat percentage, lean body mass, waist to hip measurement and more. You will receive:

    • A starter meal plan tailored to you
    • Recipe book to suit your dietary requirements
    • Specific advice and action points

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    30 Minute Consultation €60
    45 Minute Consultation €85
    60 Minute Consultation €105
    Students / Medical Card Holders Discount €10 Off


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    We also can provide online consultations no matter where you are based.

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    To book your appointment please complete the below form or phone our patient services team, available Monday – Friday between 8am – 7pm, and Saturdays between 8:30am – 4:30pm. If your enquiry is urgent please phone the team at 01-6111740 and they will be able to assist you.

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