Digestive health

Irritable bowel syndrome

Do you suffer from IBS?

IBS is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects up to 23% of the population, particularly women. This number appears to be on the increase, writes DietDoc.

Are you really constipated?

Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc.

Getting to the root of bowel pain

Whether or not you suffer from IBS, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's: take note of the fact that a number of factors could protect against, or worsen, these forms of bowel disease.

Beating IBS with the low-fodmap diet

Reducing or eliminating certain fodmaps from your diet (carbs found in common foods that can be difficult to digest), can improve your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, research has found.

Living with IBS

Having a spastic colon is no fun, but with the right knowledge, diet and attitude, you can make sure your sensitive stomach doesn’t hamper your life.

The real reason for IBS

New research shows that serotonin, a neurotransmitter generally believed to be involved in mood, is also at the root of irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon). DietDoc comments.

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Dr Naayil Rajabally obtained his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2000. He completed his Gastroenterology training in 2011 and subsequently completed his MPhil degree in Gastroenterology at the University of Cape Town. Dr. Rajabally has expertise and special interest in complex Chrohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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