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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 54 years experience
It can: You need a gastroenterologist or interested family dr to review your problem.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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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 - however, irritable bowel cannot be diagnosed without a colonoscopy and extensive workup to make sure that nothing else is being missed!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Plus specific herbs - w/ loose bowels - dill, coriander, fennel, caraway, chamomile, peppermint, yarrow, tarragon, lemon balm. With constipation, flax, senna, marshmallow, marigold, fennel, buckthorn, peppermint, black lder, fennel.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Individualize diet: There is no specific exclusion diets for ibs, although many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy drinks, & bowel stimulants (caffeine). If lactose, bean husk, sorbitol, &/or gluten intolerant it is best to avoid these foods or use appropriate enzyme supplements with them. Keep a food diary. Also, read "relief from ibs" by elaine shimberg.

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