RCH - Practical Paediatric Program - Lfts And Fodmaps
- : Online
In this course A/Prof Winitar Hardikar explains liver enzyme function and what affects this, through helpful diagrams and clinical cases. This insight improves interpretation of abnormal LFTs and also understanding of their significance in certain clinical scenarios.
Introduction to FODMAPs
FODMAPs is an acronym referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
The ingestion of FODMAPs increases delivery of readily fermentable substrate and water to the distal SI and proximal colon which are likely to induce luminal distention and induction of functional gut symptoms in people with FGIDs (functional gastrointestinal disorders eg IBS)..
FODMAPs do not cause the underlying FGID but by reducing the load of FODMAPs in a diet we may be able to reduce the patients' symptoms..
Dr Liz Rogers tells us more about the emerging area of FODMAPS, what foods they are in, how to test for intolerance eg hydrogen breath test, what a low FODMAP diet is and how to trial it.
LFTs and FODMAPS