HOW IS FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Firstly, it is very important to rule out other conditions of the gut including cancers and inflammatory diseases. Investigations such as GI endoscopy (upper or lower) and imaging (ultrasound, CT, MRI) are necessary depending on the nature of the presentation.
If these are clear, then a second level of more complex investigations can take place. These can look specifically at the function of the gut and see how it is working and include physiology, impedance, acid exposure, specific tests for bacterial overgrowth, gut transit and many others.
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I have no acid reflux problems and it has made such a difference for my lifestyle. Thank you very, very much for all that you have done for me.
Thank you so much for giving me back the enjoyment of eating and drinking everything again. For so long my acid reflux has dominated my life, making it rather miserable at times but since my operation I am one hundred per cent better and can’t believe the difference it has made, it’s just wonderful.
Further to surgery to remove my gallbladder. I am writing to say a grateful thank you. I returned to work after two weeks, and free of the frightening pain that I had been experiencing prior to surgery and am just feeing so much better!
My husband and I would like to thank you for all you effort curing my hernia problem … my breathing is much improved. I look forward to a much better quality of life.
I cannot thank you enough for your great care through my surgery. Great to be able to eat normally.
A quick note to say thank you for my cholecystectomy – absolutely brilliant.
After nearly four years of pain and sickness every time I ate or drank, I can now do both normally without any sign of pain or sickness at all. It has made a tremendous difference to my life.
You were so very kind and patient listening to my doubts, and although I know that I had to make the decision myself, you said just enough to enable me to make the right one.
I would like to congratulate you and your team who performed my gallbladder removal it has been a completely painless experience with no side effects what so ever.
South West Reflux now work in close collaboration with the Functional Gut Clinic, internationally renowned experts in this field, and who now have set up a service at Nuffield Health Exeter. This enables us to offer the entire range of complex investigations as required to understand your condition as best as possible.