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Dietitian for IBS in
Kingston, PA and Online

If you suffer from digestive pain, cramping, and bloating and can’t seem to figure out why, you may have irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

The good news is that a dietitian can help you manage your symptoms!

If you’ve been looking for a dietitian for IBS in Kingston, PA, or the surrounding areas, Catalyst Nutrition and Training is here to help! Through our nutrition counseling program, we’ll help you find the perfect dietary balance to reduce flare-ups and feel better.

Call us at (888) 862-0803, or use our online form, to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.

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The Challenges of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that presents itself mainly as pain and discomfort in the abdominal area along with changes in your bowel movements.

The symptoms of IBS typically include:

 

  • abdominal pain and cramps

  • bloating and gas

  • changes in bowel movement frequency

  • constipation

  • diarrhea

  • inability to empty bowels

  • mucus in stools

IBS is a common disorder, as it affects between 25 million and 45 million Americans today. Despite these figures, everyone experiences IBS differently. One person might have flare-ups several times a week, while someone else could suffer IBS pain once every few weeks.

In many cases, IBS is a chronic disease that can’t be cured, although we can manage the symptoms. Part of doing that involves looking at the possible causes of IBS.

IBS Causes​

We can’t say for sure why most people with IBS develop the condition. Potential causes include:

  • Changes in gut bacteria

  • Stronger contractions in the intestines, a condition called dysmotility

  • Sensitive nerves in the digestive system

  • Infections affecting the gastrointestinal tract

  • Stress or trauma in childhood

  • Family history of IBS

  • Food sensitivities

Despite the difficulty in pinning down when and why IBS develops, there is hope! You can alleviate your symptoms with the help of a dietitian nutritionist for IBS.

How a Dietitian Can Help with IBS

Here at Catalyst Nutrition and Training, our philosophy is to help our patients find foods that fit into their lives and can treat their medical conditions. Since IBS exists in the digestive tract and can flare up with the presence of certain foods, we can use food to relieve the worst symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

When you meet with us, we get your medical history and inquire into your eating habits to get a full picture of your health. Knowing your diet is crucial to treating your IBS with targeted nutrition protocols; certain foods can trigger IBS flare-ups, and those foods vary by individual. It could be dairy foods for one person and wheat products for someone else. It depends on your body’s particular food intolerances.

The Low-FODMAP Diet

One strategy we might try with you is called a low-FODMAP diet. The term “FODMAP” refers to fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols, but you don’t have to worry about those technical terms. They’re carbohydrates that can cause pain, cramps, bloating, and gas in some people.

The low-FODMAP diet is a short-term (just a few weeks) elimination diet that you should only engage in under the supervision of your registered dietitian. We have you eliminate most high-FODMAP foods from your diet and then slowly reintroduce them to identify the ones causing you pain.

We may discover that certain high-FODMAP foods such as milk, yogurt, bread, or apples are causing your IBS to flare up. And we have plenty of other tips and tricks we can recommend for IBS, as well!
 

Your Dietitian Nutritionist for IBS in Kingston, PA or Online

Irritable bowel syndrome can be painful, discouraging, and disruptive to your daily life. At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we believe food has the power to change lives. With the right strategies in place, food can also alleviate your IBS symptoms so you can live a more enjoyable life.

We are located at 480 Pierce St. in Kingston, PA, but we are proud to serve patients from all over the Wyoming Valley, including Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, Pittston, Scranton.

Get in touch with us by calling (888) 862-0803 or using our online form.

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