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Controlling Ibs With Diet
Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Only if due to diet: IBS can stand for irritable bowel disease or inflammatory bowel disease- both of which can cause diarrhea. Diet does influence your gut both in a negative and positive way, but to effectively treat you need to know the underlying issue. "Sudden" changes are always concerning for infection, inflammation, or additional causes Probiotics may help. Care with GI strongly suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is not: a "single" diet for the condition! Some patient's with IBS have CONSTIPATION , some have intermittant DIARRHEA . Some are LACTOSE intolerant! You need to obtain the opinion of a Gastroenterologist who can study your situation and recommend accordingly! I know its a frustrating condition...however there are now effective medications available!!!! See a GI specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low FODMAP diet: Certain foods contain sugars and carbohydrates that are relatively difficult for humans to digest, but easy for bacteria in the gut to digest. When the bacteria digest these sugars, they ferment them, and one of the byproducts is gas. The excess gas expands the intestine and results in pain. Some people are more sensitive than others to the gas. Try this diet: http://bit.Ly/12kezpx. ...Read more
I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet. Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?
Congratulations!: That's great. Please stay close to your doc because your lab values will change and the work of your heart is changing also. Slow and steady is the way to go. The way you see yourself in a mirror and in your self-concept will change also, but there is often a one to two year lag in that. You will still feel overweight and see yourself that way for a while. Focus on the inner person above all. ...Read more
Can make it worse: Re: diet, this is individual, but looking at this link will give you some ideas about what foods might be aggravating the ibs: http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs stress is definitely a trigger and can exacerbate the symptoms of ibs. This is where mind-body medicine techniques for stress reductions are important to learn! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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