gluten and IBS
IBS affects almost 25% of the general population and, interestingly, the number of people who also have coeliac disease
is around 4%. This is higher than the number of people who suffer with coeliac disease in the general population which is estimated at around (1%).
There is some research that shows certain individuals with IBS may experience relief from their symptoms following a gluten-free diet
. However, this is in individuals with specific types of symptoms and who meet certain diagnostic criteria. Individuals should be guided by their healthcare professional team.
What is IBS?
IBS is a common functional disorder of the gut (i.e. there is a problem with the function of the gut but the structure is normal).
What are the symptoms of IBS?
There a variety of symptons associated with IBS. The following should be accompanied by at least two of the following symptons.
How does IBS differ from coeliac disease?
IBS is a chronic, relapsing and often lifelong functional gut disorder.
How to manage IBS?
Diet and lifestyle factors may trigger or worsen the symptons of IBS.
Wheat and IBS
In IBS, the consumption of wheat can be associated with an increase in symptoms.