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can you tell me what is the best foods for people that have ibs?

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Dr. Daniel Zandman
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
FODMAP diet: I strongly recommend that you research and try the low fodmap diet. This is a diet that has proven quite effective in several studies of ibs. It eliminates poorly digested sugars such as lactose and fructose, which are fermented by colonic bacteria, leading to excessive gas, pain, bloating, and diarrhea. There are innumerable fodmap resources available online. Good luck!

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What are some of the best OTC remedies for ibs?

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Dr. Michael Klein
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Fiber: Oddly enough, sometimes even diarrhea responds well to fiber which can act as a "bulking" agent and give stool more consistency and form. Metamucil is one name brand, and psyillium husks are also available, although there are plenty of generics. Constipation symptoms can be treated with fiber as well as laxative- such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Pro-biotics may be of benefit and are also available otc.
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What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(

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Avoid gluten: Avoiding gluten is the best and probably the only thing you can do for celiac. For ibs try to avoid food that you know irritate your bowel and try to pace your food habit in a sense that will not interfere with your life. There are lots of websites for gluten containing foods which you should avoid, most groceries and some restaurants are offering gluten-free options too!
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What's the best thing for boating, cause from IBS and soda consumption?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
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Bloating: You may try to treat gas with over the counter anti gas medicine. Also the diet must be targeted. Look up the low fodmap diet and try to use it as a guide for your diet.
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What is the best thing for ibs?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
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See integrative doc: First make sure of diagnosis. See a gastroenterologist. Then go see an integrative or functional medicine physician, s/he will look at your lifestyle, diet, stress, etc and, after testing, come up with a plan for you. Find docs in your area: http://integrativemedicine.Arizona.Edu/alumni.Html or http://www.Functionalmedicine.Org/practitioner_search.Aspx?Id=117. Have hope, relief is possible.
A 53-year-old male asked:

What is the best way to deal with IBS with direara?

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Dr. Sean Fennessy
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
IBS is a diagnosis: Of exclusion- in other words you have to have stools tested and have a colonoscopy to rule out other conditions with the exact same symptoms. Read more about ibs onwikipedia or pubmed.Gov or mayoclinic.Org abd then discuss with your pcp.

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