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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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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

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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 49-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms.
A member asked:

I have irritable bowel syndrome? Wat is cure and what shd be my diet?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Confirm diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) causes abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Before treatment or diet modification, first rule out inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility, & infection.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.

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