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What to do if i have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, but since getting diagnosed a few years ago i be concerned?

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Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Irritable Bowel: IBS is a troublesome but not a life threatening condition. You can't always predict when or why you'll have symptoms but there are a few things you can do to help. Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga.

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Low FODMAP diet: Stress is a factor in IBS, however, reducing consumption of high FODMAP foods can also help. Use a search engine to find Low FODMAP diets. They are difficult to follow but worth it. In particular, avoiding Gluten and milk products can be very effective. See a gastroenterologist for more guidance. See a therapist or read self-help materials to find ways to reduce your reactions to stress.

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Last updated May 18, 2014

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