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how can i treat irritable bowel syndrome ?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome can be difficult to treat and different methods work for different patients. Start by increasing the amount of water and or fiber in your diet. In times of constipation, some people will have a positive effect from stool softeners such as sennosides, docusate and magnesium hydroxide.

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