Bloating, constipation and diarrhoea can have a huge impact without proper support from a digestive health dietitian. Whether it’s an occasional inconvenience or a debilitating daily occurrence, no one should have to put up with ongoing gut symptoms. Unfortunately, many do… as many as 30% of people worldwide report living with gut symptoms that impact their quality of life.
It’s normal to experience gut symptoms occasionally but if you’re seeing patterns, waves, they’re getting you down or affecting your daily activities, it’s time to get support. Some people will experience gut symptoms in flares, with symptoms being present for a number of days, then not at all for a few months. It can be easy to overlook symptoms which are not continuous, but we would encourage you to get them checked out.
There are many gut conditions which present in a similar way so diagnosis and correct treatment is essential. In some cases we can use your diet to rectify, but in other cases we need to use medicine too.
A digestive health dietitian can also help guide you towards diagnosis as well as dietary treatment. We work with gastroenterologists (gut specialist doctors), pelvic floor physiotherapists and nurses to provide holistic care. We can request blood and stool tests from your NHS GP or, in many cases, book them directly with you in our clinic. We want you to be empowered to take control if you are suffering, so get in touch if you’d like to book a consultation!