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Healthy Diet For Ibs
I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.
Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
I am 5'9" 340. I've constantly tried losing weight but gain it.I eat healthy. Drink water (no soda, etc...). I have IBS. Can I take weight loss pills?
BMI 50.1: Hi. From the stated information, it looks like you don't have diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problem, sleep apnea; your GERD could be related to obesity, and you're at risk for all the others. Keep eating a healthy diet, for sure! Yes, you could take weight loss medication, assuming no contraindications; you could also consider bariatric surgery. ...Read more
Ibs/what?Stool 1-3 times pd. Short pieces oft thumb thick, occ thicker.Gas, gurgling.Doc says to young for cancer?Stinging upper right on+off daily.No cramps.Eat healthy, lots veg, no junk/soda/alchohol
Proper Diagnosis: I am not sure if you've seen a specialist, but if not, may i suggest you see a gastroenetologist. You are never too young to have a serious illness (i'm not saying that you do). I've had two patients with colon cancer, both 31 yo. Rare, yes. Unheard of, no. There must be some excellent physicians in your locale who can find the cause of your symptoms and determine proper course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I start a diet eat heathy and whole grain i feel bloating i make caeliac test it is negative but i suffer for IBS should i stop eating whole grain?
Fiber= gas: It is not uncommon to have gas from eating too much fiber- just look at the cattle. However moderation may be what you need. You must balance the benefit vs the side effects with your diet. If whole grain is the only thing which helps your IBS, you may have no other choice. On the other hand, there are other ways to get fiber than from whole grain. Talk to your doctor or dietitian. ...Read more
My bowel movements are only ev 3-4 days extremely hard/constipated now have hemmroids :( I do see GI he says ibs-c diet is healthy what else can I do?
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
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
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