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A 32-year-old member asked:

will my ibs eventually go away, or will i have it for the rest of my life?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Chronic condition : Ibs is a chronic condition. It can be manged with diet, exercise and medication.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet and fluids: And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fi=ber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can vitamins help ibs?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Yes - vitamin b: Vitamin b complex helps with relieving stress in gut - the other meds that help are metagenics has a researched product called ultrainflamx which helps with ibs. The other meds that help - l-glutamine upto 15gm per day, lecithin powder, galactan powder, limonene 3 drops in water or juice, butyric acid capsules 2-3 three times per day.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
If you do not eat fermented food that contains live bacteria, take a probiotic twice daily.
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Read the book Change Your Genetic Destiny and see if eliminating the foods on the 'avoid' list helps
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you Dr. Lang
Oct 15, 2011

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