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Professor Barbara Ryan

MD, BAO, BCh, MSc, FRCPI

Professor Barbara Ryan is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in a Dublin University Hospital and the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Dublin and a Clinical Professor with Trinity College, Dublin.

Elaine McGowan

M.Sc., B.Sc. (Human Nutrition and Dietetics), Dip. Diet., RD, MINDI

Elaine McGowan is one of Ireland’s leading private healthcare Dietitians and Clinical Nutritionists and she has been at the forefront of providing dietary solutions for IBS patients.

If you wish to contact The Gut Experts, please do so via the Contact Form. Please note we cannot provide individual medical or dietary advice.

Patients require a GP referral to see Professor Ryan. Please contact your GP who will assess the best path for you.

Patients require a GP or Consultant referral to see Elaine McGowan. Please contact your GP/Consultant who will assess the best path for you.

If you do have a diagnosis of IBS we recommend following a personalised diet plan developed by a registered dietitian. If you do not have a diagnosis of IBS you should seek an appointment with your GP/Family Doctor and keep a food and symptom diary in the meantime to try to help identify possible food triggers.

If you have a diagnosis of FD we recommend following a personalised diet plan developed by a registered dietitian. This may, amongst other things involve eating less but more often i.e. “little and often”, eating slowly, and avoiding cold fluids. Spicy foods and alcohol should be kept to a minimum.

If you don’t already have a diagnosis we recommend you seek an appointment with your GP/Family Doctor and keep a food and symptom diary in the meantime.

We recommend 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise each day. This may be walking, gentle jogging, yoga, Qigong, pilates, exercise classes, dance, swimming and cycling or other forms of exercise. We recommend choosing exercises that you enjoy and can carry out on a regular basis.

Research has shown that professionally delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy can improve IBS symptoms. If you’d like to explore this further, talk to your GP/Family Doctor about a recommendation to a certified/accredited professional. Of course, therapies like CBT and Counselling can also be of benefit for those without gut symptoms.

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