It’s estimated that one in ten women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS often report similar symptoms to those with IBS, including bloating, constipation/diarrhoea,and abdominal and pelvic pain.
Women who struggle with PCOS and IBS can see relief of symptoms by following a low FODMAP diet.
Working with a registered dietitian who is experienced in PCOS and FODMAPs can help you create an adapted Low FODMAP Diet which is also low glycaemic index, low carbohydrate and high protein/healthy fats.
The low FODMAP diet is used in the short-term to identify problem foods, followed by a re-introduction phase of higher FODMAP foods in order to normalise the diet as much as possible. For this reason working with a dietitian is very important.
Here are some helpful links for PCOS: