The acronym ‘FODMAPs’ is used to describe types of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of some individuals.
After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to:
Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.6.1.
Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 2.3.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.4.
Kylie, a young mother, comes into the pharmacy quite distressed. She has been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by her doctor. Kylie asks if she can get some advice from you, the pharmacist.
She feels she has been doing all the right things to keep herself healthy by eating lots of fresh fruit such as apples, mangoes and pears, as well as dairy foods including milk, cottage cheese and yoghurt.
Kylie has heard about the FODMAP diet and is wondering if this might help her symptoms.
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