THINK YOU COULD BE AF­FECTED?

Women's Health (UK) - - KNOW HOW -

1 KEEP A FOOD AND SYMP­TOMS DI­ARY Note what you eat and how it af­fects you – be as spe­cific as pos­si­ble. 2 ELIM­I­NATE OTHER DIAGNOSABLE CAUSES Chat with your GP or a di­eti­tian. Coeliac dis­ease, lac­tose in­tol­er­ance, IBS and anx­i­ety are com­mon causes of gut symp­toms. 3 EX­CLUDE THE PROB­LEM FOOD Sw­erve the sus­pect grub for two to four weeks to see if symp­toms im­prove, then rein­tro­duce it in small amounts to see if they re­turn. 4 RE­PLACE ANY FOODS YOU EX­CLUDE In the long term, find suit­able al­ter­na­tives to make sure you’re not de­priv­ing your­self of any vi­tal nu­tri­ents.

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