Who Should Be On It?
Certain health conditions can be helped by the low-FODMAP diet. These health issues include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).
- Irritable bowel syndrome-mixed (both diarrhea and constipation; IBS-M).
- Functional diarrhea (chronic loose stool with no belly pain).
- Bloating or swelling of the stomach that won’t go away.
- Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity.
- Celiac disease, if there are still GI symptoms while disease is under control, as stated by your doctor.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), if there are still GI symptoms while disease is under control, as stated by your doctor.
- Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
The low-FODMAP diet is not for everyone. If you are having general GI symptoms, other simpler steps, such as a better diet, more exercise and reduced stress, may help. Be sure to talk to your doctor or dietitian before starting the low-FODMAP diet.