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Constipation

Constipation affects 1 in 5 people in Ireland. Many people suffer from constipation on a long term or recurring basis when, really, they should not have to. We understand that constipation is not the easiest thing to talk about or seek medical help for, but there is no need to be shy as we successfully treat this all the time.

Constipation is formally defined as having less than three bowel movements per week for an extended period of time. Often constipation is just a once off or temporary issue and can be safely relieved. However, if you suffer from it on a recurring basis or for a longer period of time then finding the true cause of it is important.

    Q&A

    What symptoms should I be looking out for?

    Functional constipation has a few symptoms including:

    Bloating Lethargy Incomplete evacuation Hard stools Irregular bowel movements

    What should I do if I am suffering from Constipation?

    If you are suffering from constipation on a regular basis, we would recommend that you visit your GP prior to your Dietetic appointment to rule out any medical cause. Your next step will then be to visit a dietitian to assess your diet and lifestyle.

    There is a great deal of research proving that poor dietary habits and lifestyle factors play a key role in causing the most common type of constipation – functional constipation. This is where the bowel is healthy but is not functioning as it should.

    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 constipation and improve your quality of life. The Dietitians at Spectrum Nutrition can help to identify the root cause of constipation, whether it is a symptom of wheat intolerance or 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 constipation for good.

    Your Dietitian will also carry out a complete nutritional assessment, taking a diet history, 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
    • Tailored 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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    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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