Irritable bowel syndrome
Our metabolism is not only affected by the “what, when, how, and how much” of our dietary habits but also by a complex interaction of bacteria (previously known as gut flora, now known as the microbiome) and intestinal nerve cells. When this interaction is disturbed, gastrointestinal problems often develop, which are grouped under the term irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Patients often initially report a gastrointestinal infection, after which the typical irritable bowel syndrome problems begin: flatulence, diarrhoea, stomach pains, and constipation. What, when, how, and how much we eat and drink influences our gut flora, known as the microbiome. A balanced bacterial environment in the gut is essential for our well-being.
At Stoffwechselzentrum Rhein-Main, we target the causes of these complaints and analyse the regulation of the central and peripheral (or autonomic) nervous system (see the sections Neuroendocrinology, Endocrinology) and the effects on the stomach and gut.
Physical and emotional stress, quality of sleep, environmental factors, temperature, and the hormonal and nervous system (autonomic nervous system) control these processes. Tailored dietary changes coupled with the use of probiotics can help improve these complaints.
Food allergies and food intolerances
Focuses of our consultation activities:
- Coeliac disease/Sprue
- Lactose intolerance
- Fructose malabsorption
- Milk protein allergy
- Egg protein allergy
- Histamine intolerance
- Diets for patients with chronic inflammatory bowel complaints
- Diets for patients with liver and kidney diseases
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Diets for those with skin diseases (e.g., neurodermatitis)
- Dietary consultation for children