Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects around one in five people in the UK. Symptoms include: pain, bloating, wind, diarrhoea and/or constipation and can have a serious impact on the quality of life. Symptoms can also cause stress, anxiety and reduced energy levels.

For many people, lactose intolerance can be the cause of their symptoms and should be ruled out before diagnosing IBS.

To read what registered dietitian, Diana Anderson Bsc (Hons) RD says about IBS see Vegan Dietitian Goes Low FODMAP!

See how a plant-based diet can help a range of inflammatory bowel diseases and read our feature: Gut feeling



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