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is a macrobiotic diet a cure for irritable bowel syndrome

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Confirm diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) causes abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improv ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Irritable bowel: Whatever works! seriously, a trial and error of various things will reveal to you what is bothering you and those are the things you should avoid - h ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Individualize diet: There is no specific exclusion diets for ibs, although many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
IBS: See your physician as there is prescribable medication to help this symptomatology, Good Luck
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Informative links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. http://www.mayocli ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Cohen
60 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No cure: Sometimes the symptoms can be treated with medication for diarrhea for example, but also try to find foods that do not cause the symptoms. This is by ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
None: In order to cure a disease, doctors first need to know cause. Cause of ibs is unknown. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) ... Read More
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