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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.

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 more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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 more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome and I eat healthy. Any cure?

I have  irritable bowel syndrome and I eat healthy.  Any cure?

No cure : There is no cure but many people learn to live with ibs to the point where symptoms and impact on life are minimal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

R U Fiber tolerant?: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories & in so doing restricting fat intake. Too much fiber can make you gassy & increase stool volume--hence conflict. ...Read more

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Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Not proven: No prone diet to improve ibs try different diet plans and decrease artificial ingredients and preservatives. ...Read more

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I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

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

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How can you structure a diet for ibs?

How can you structure a diet for ibs?

Low-FODMAPs: Check out going on a low-fodmaps diet. This has been clinically proven to work in ibs patients. More info at ibsfree.Net good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

What is the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

Avoid irritant foods: That is one of the most frequent questions! for years, people were advised to stay away from seeds, fiber, "roughage". For the most part, there is no ideal diet and this year a group authorities have decided that "seeds" no longer need to be withheld.--but first, be sure there are no food intolerances and a trial of a bulk forming laxative may help. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

FODMAP diet: For diverticular disease, the conventional wisdom is to consume a high fiber diet, but there is very little good scientific evidence behind this recommendation. Likewise, people used to be instructed to avoid seeds and nuts. This has since been debunked. For IBS, the best evidence is for a low FODMAP diet. ...Read more

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What diets are the best for IBS i tend not to eat breakfast just a light snack for dinner and no t can u help please?

What diets are the best for IBS i tend not to eat breakfast just a light snack for dinner and no t can u help please?

Individualize diet: Consider low fod-map plan but be advised there are no specific exclusion diets for ibs, that said, many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy drinks, ; stimulants (caffeine). If lactose, bean husk, sorbitol, ;/or gluten intolerant it is best to avoid these foods or use appropriate enzyme supplements with them. And keep food diary when symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with IBS. On a no grain, dairy, wheat & fatty food diet. How will i get my daily nutrition? How can I curve my chocolate cravings?

Diagnosed with IBS. On a no grain, dairy, wheat & fatty food diet. How will i get my daily nutrition? How can I curve my chocolate cravings?

Plenty of options: One can get excellent nutrition without grains or dairy. Some fats are necessary but you don't need "fatty foods." If one avoids chocolate for awhile cravings will lessen. I advise a low FODAMPs diet: http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc See http://tinyurl.com/hsha84h for good advice on treatment of IBS. If you address the causes food restrictions should be temporary. Ideally work with an integrative MD. ...Read more

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What's a good diet ofr ibs?

Nothing specific: Depends on the sx you are having. Some patients do better with more fiber while others feel worse. At times patients respond to avoiding gluten, lactose or other simple sugars. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more