Our expert says:
Firstly I think you need to address what is causing your stress and how you handle stress in general otherwise you will burn yourself out. For your own sake, Please consult a clinical psychologist (your gp will be able to refer you), so that the psychologist can teach you relaxing techniques. Then you also need to consult both a gastroenterologist (a physician who specialises in the digestive tract and its ailments) so that you can obtain the correct treatment for your various digestive problems, and a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area).
The dietitian will have to help you sort out your diet so that it does not cause your discomfort and bloating, but still provides all the nutrients you require for good health. For example cutting out all dairy products will cause a calcium deficiency, so the dietitian will have to adjust your diet to compensate for this.
But first and foremost attend to the stress, otherwise everything else is a waste of time and money.
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