Irritable bowel syndrome apps

Irritable bowel syndrome apps


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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that can be difficult to diagnose and manage.

Recording details of your symptoms and your diet, including the food you eat and drink, can help you learn how your body responds to certain foods and help you recognise patterns and triggers. It can also assist you to assess whether treatments are working for you and improve communication with your doctor by giving a more accurate description of your symptoms. This can be done by keeping a paper diary, or more recently with the use of apps on mobile phones.  

For many people, a successful way to help relieve IBS symptoms is to stay away from foods that include a family of carbohydrates known as FODMAPs. 

FODMAPs are fermentable oligo-saccharides, disaccharides, mono-saccharides and polyols and are contained in a wide range of foods including wheat products, onion, garlic products and some fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that avoiding foods that contain FODMAPs is helpful in reducing IBS symptoms. 

The following apps can help you track your symptoms and help you identify high and low FODMAP foods. 

App Features Clinical score

Monash University FODMAP diet

  • Information and education
  • Recipes
  • Symptom diary
  • Shopping lists
  • Food guide
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: $10.77(US)
  • Read more about Monash University FODMAP diet
5 star review

mySymptoms Food Diary (Lite)

4 star review

My Healthy Gut

  • Education and information
    (about gut health)
  • Symptom tracking
  • Meal plans and recipes
  • Available from iTunes
  • Cost: free (basic); paid upgrade
  • Read more about My Healthy Gut

Free version:

3 star review
Paid version:

4.5 star review

FODMAP Helper - Diet Companion

  • List of foods categorized as low or high FODMAP
  • Free version has limited features 
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: free(basic); paid upgrade
  • Read more about FODMAP Helper-Diet Companion

Free version: 
2 star review

Paid version:
3 star review

Gi Bodyguard

  • Self-monitoring
  • Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Gi Bodyguard
2 star review

Cara Care: IBS, FODMAP Tracker app

2 star review

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