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Dietary Changes For Ibs
Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?
IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more
Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?
Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?
Have severe flatulence weekly causing abdominal pain and cramps.Have to take tabs for flatulence for relief.No change in diet nor change in stool.
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. You may have lactose or gluten intolerance or an irritable bowel syndrome. Take your simethicone product a half hour after meals which may prevent gas buildup. Drinking hot water helps break down gastrointestinal gas in case you have problems passing it. Don't force yourself to belch as you only swallow more air. Diet advice ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with colitis related to c diff. Looking for info on dietary and other lifestyle strategies to cope?
What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control.Do the stool softeners help in IBS.Any lifestyle change needed!
Constipation or the: runs or a mix of both are IBS symptoms. Your doc can check you for food sensitivities, although a nutritionist or natural doc may offer more sensitive testing in that area. Stress contributes. Yes, look at exercise, stress, food plan. All play a part. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more
What would cause excessive and ongoing (for months) belching, heartburn, and widely/quickly varying bowel changes?
GI issues: All these symptoms point to some GI issue you are having. Gerd, esophogitis, peptic ulceration, pyrosis, etc can all be possibilities. You need to see a GI dr. For an evaluation of your issues and get the definitive diagnosis, so the best treatment for you can occur, good luck! ...Read more
17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?
Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most important healthy lifestyle change to be healthier and happier, amidst dealing with certain health issues? (my case:PCOS, IBS, IBD)
Investigating CFS & enteritis: With bloating, GI gas, mucus, some diarrhoea, odd weight change & failsafe diet, which non-blood tests would be useful?
Chronic bowel pain cramps and recurrent D. Comes in phases, max a month symptom free. No food triggers done elimination diet to rule out. Ibs or ibd?
IBS/IBS: 20 yo female has abdominal cramps & diarrhea. These symptoms can be seen in both IBS & IBD. The standard answer is that IBS is a functional disorder absent tissue pathology changes & IBD has inflammatory characteristics seen upon endoscopy & biopsy. The causes of both IBS & IBD are unknown. In my opinion they are all on a continuous spectrum, & autonomic nervous system dysfunction is etiologic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which diseases can be responsible for severe chronic constipation that doesn't respond to fiber or diet changes?
There are several : Disease processes which significantly affect the GI motility. Colonic inertia, hypothyroidism, parkinsons, poorly controlled diabetes, cystic fibrosis, hirschprung, polypharmacy, sceloderma, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and several more. If your symptoms are not improved by dietary or lifestyle modifications then you need a full GI workup. ...Read more