Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

How fast does the FODMAP diet work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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  • APatsy Catsos, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    The FODMAPS elimination diet is based on limiting "FODMAPS" in the diet. FODMAPS stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides And Polyols. Specifically, some of the dietary carbohydrates described by the term FODMAPS are lactose, fructose, fructans, polyols and galactans. These are sugars, starches and fibers in food that some people cannot fully digest and absorb. If FODMAPS foods are the triggers for your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, your symptoms will improve quickly, as a rule within two weeks.
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What is the FODMAPs elimination diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?