Our expert says:
I understand that it must be most difficult to live with IBS symptoms if you are in an open-plan office (I have always regarded such offices as a form of torture and I know that I would never be able to think or do a stich of work if I was stuck in such an office!). In this type of situation, you may have to obtain medication from your medical doctor to help you control the symptoms like the gas, etc. I would also like to recommend that you discuss your menu options with a registered 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. In the meanwhile click on ‘Diet & Nutrition’ at the top of this page, ‘You are what you eat’ and “Healthy GI tract’. Read the articles on ‘Probiotics’ too because the use of ‘good microorganisms’ can help a lot in IBS. Try Bifidoflora which you can buy at health shops.
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