Discusses FODMAP foods and its role in the management of the irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal conditions. This video is for patients and the public.
This video will attempt to answer the following QUESTIONS;
• What are FODMAP foods ?
• How does a FODMAP diet help in IBS ?
* IBS , in this presentation, means the Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* FODMAP is an abbreviation for fermentable carbohydrates that many people cannot digest properly.
It is estimated that up to three quarters of IBS patients are sensitive to FODMAP. Identify the FODMAP food one is intolerant to by avoiding all FODMAP foods for 1 to 2 months and then gradually introduce them one by one.
It is the third in the series of four videos. The videos are easy to understand and tries to use everyday language as far as possible. The videos are full of images and follow a standard format of topic objective, word index, content and summary. Each topic covers diagnosis, investigation, management and prevention. Videos are an average of between 5 to 10 minutes. I created the videos, using my over 30 years of experience in managing patients with gut and liver problems . I am a gastroenterologist and hepatologist and was trained in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and Tokyo and have worked in academia and the private sector.
As the adage goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I believe combining images and explanations using blackboards, helps one better understand a medical condition. With knowledge, a person gets a better sense of control, and hence is empowered to make informed decisions.